The Department of Sociology invites you to explore our minor in Sociology!
The Sociology Minor introduces students to the ways in which social institutions, such as the family, religion, education, mass media, the workplace, and the justice system inform individual and social trajectories. Students will analyze global social processes including culture, identity formation, war and peace, deviance and social control, aging, and social movements; and the investigation of inequalities, for example in the areas of race, class, and gender.
Students who minor in sociology are advised to systematically choose their sociology electives (e.g., Social Psychology, Medical Sociology, Social Policy, Problems and Justice). Undergraduates may consult with the department's undergraduate advisor and the undergraduate director in deciding which electives to take. In completing minor requirements, only two courses (six semester credit hours) will be accepted in transfer from other colleges and universities, and only two courses can overlap with major requirements.
For information on the sociology minor (or major), please email Dr. Amy McLaughlin (amclaug1 [at] umd.edu). To declare a minor in sociology, students can fill out the application form linked below.