Minors

What are the requirements for a minor in Sociology?

A:  A minor in Sociology consists of six courses totaling 19 credits.  At least 10 of the 19 credits must be at the 300 or 400 level.  Only courses in which you earn a 'C' or better may be counted toward the minor.

Two courses are required, Introduction to Sociology (920:101) and any one of Research Methods (920:311), Computer Analysis (920:312), Development of Theory (920:313) or Contemporary Theory (920:314).

Of the four elective courses, at least two of them must be at the 300 or 400 level.

No more than 6 credits at the 100 level may be applied to the Sociology minor. 

How can I keep track of my progress toward completing a sociology minor?

A: Try using this Form (PDF)  as a worksheet.

How do I find an advisor?

A: Questions about the minor can be answered via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., most queries will be answered within 24 hours.  For all routine advising situations such as prerequisite overrides, approval of transfer courses, scheduling difficulties

Can I transfer in any courses from other institutions toward the Sociology minor?

A: Yes, but no more than three.  At least three of the courses counting toward the minor must be taken at Rutgers-New Brunswick.   The required Research or Theory course must also be taken at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

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