A minor in sociology is an excellent complement for students intending careers in health-related fields, the non-profit sector, government, higher education, human resource management, city and regional planning, or public policy.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: SOCI

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Core Courses

SOCI 101Introductory Sociology (Mason Core)3
SOCI 311Sociological Theory3
Total Credits6


Select four electives 112
Total Credits12

Students may focus the coursework for their minor by choosing electives from one of the four concentrations offered as part of the BA in sociology.