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Sociology Minor Requirements

Note: This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Content Focus option of Elementary Education.

Complete a minimum of 24 credits. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required, based on all Sociology minor coursework taken on the UW–Madison campus.Students may wish to consult with an undergraduate advisor in the Sociology department. Courses are Sociology listings unless otherwise indicated.

  • Introduction to Sociology—select one:
    • 210 Survey of Sociology, 3–4
    • 211 The Sociological Enterprise, 3
    • 181 The Sociological Enterprise, Honors Introductory Seminar, 3–4
  • Research Methods and Statistics—select one:
    • 357 Methods of Sociological Inquiry, 3–4 and 360 Statistics for Sociologists I, 4 
    • 357 Methods of Sociological Inquiry, 3–4 and one equivalent statistics course from another department (Econ 310, Gen Bus 303, Geog 360, Math/Stat 310, Poli Sci 551, Psych 210, Psych 280, Stat 301, Stat 371)
    • 358 Design and Analysis of Social Research, 3 taken concurrently with 359 Statistical Analysis of Social Research, 4
  • 475 Classical Sociological Theory, 3
  • Select at least one course from two of the following groups of departmental offerings. Courses used to meet the requirements above may not be applied to this requirement. Note: Courses that appear in more than one area may fulfill only one area requirement.
    • Methods/Stats: 361, 362, 365, 375, 376, 461, 544
    • Deviant Behavior: 421, 422, 431, 441, 445, 446, 463
    • Theory: 476, 477, 478
    • Social Psychology: 464, 530, 531, 532, 533, 535, 536, 537, 538, 539, 543, 545, 578
    • Social Organization: 465, 470, 601, 610, 611, 612, 614, 615, 616, 617, 620, 621, 622, 623, 624, 625, 626, 630, 632, 633, 634, 637, 639, 640, 641, 642, 643, 645, 646, 647, 648, 649, 650, 652, 655, 670, 678 
    • Demography and Ecology: 380, 460, 575, 663, 666, 674, 676, 677
    • Community and Environmental Sociology: 533, 540, 541, 573, 578, 612, 617, 639, 650, 666
  • Additional coursework, if needed, to total a minimum of 24 credits.