Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Sociology, Minor

The minor in sociology gives students the ability to understand the complexities of today’s society by examining human behavior and social actions.  In examining how social structures (such as work, the family, religion, etc) help shape social rules, processes, and agency, students gain a better understanding of the complexity of today’s world—from poverty, to gender, to race, to organizational behavior, to politics and more.  In studying social issues, students learn to use analytical and critical reasoning and apply sociological theories to explain a wide range of social phenomena.

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

Related Links

Sociology Program Page

Interdisciplinary Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
Core Courses
INDP 106Race and Ethnic Diversity in the USA3
INDP 201Principles of Sociology3
INDP 304Urban Sociology3
INDP 317Statistics for the Social Sciences3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Population and Society
Health and Society
Minority Groups
The Family
Religion and Society
Gender Roles and Society
Total Hours18

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Fall 2009
Revised 8-2019