Sociology Minor

The minor in sociology consists of at least six courses totaling 19 credits.

Of these six courses, two are core courses and four are electives. Only courses with a C grade or better may be counted toward the minor.

*NOTE: For Criminal Justice majors who minor in Sociology, the course Criminology (01:920:222) may not count toward the Sociology minor. (Spring 2014)

Minor Requirements Checklist

Minor Requirements: 6 Total Courses:

2 Core courses

  • 01:920:101 Introduction to Sociology (3)

and 1 of the following 4 credit courses

  • 01:920:311 Introduction to Social Research (4)
  • 01:920:312 Computer Analysis of Social Science Data (4)
  • 01:920:313 Development of Sociological Theory (4)
  • 01:920:314 Contemporary Sociological Theories (4)

4 Sociology Elective courses

  • 1 course - any level
  • 1 course - 200-level or higher
  • 1 course - 300-level or higher
  • 1 course - numbered 315 or higher

No more than 3 credits of Citizenship and Service Education (CESEP) (01:920:399) may be applied toward the minor.

Transfer Students

Sociology minors must complete at least three courses (10 credits) at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

Course Prerequisites

Many courses have prerequisites. The fundamental prerequisite for all courses at the 300-level, numbered 311 or higher, is 01:920:101. That means that 01:920:101 is required for pursuing a major or minor in Sociology, or for pursuing the Criminology minor or the Health and Society minor. However, any other 920 course at the 100 or 200 level may be used in lieu of Introduction to Sociology as a prerequisite for 920:303, 920:304, 920:306, and 920:307 only, provided the student has the permission of the instructor. The prerequisite for courses numbered between 315 and 399 is any one of 01:920:311, 312, 313, or 314. For courses numbered 400 or higher, the prerequisite is any two of 01:920:311, 312, 313, and 314.