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A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.

The Sociology minor offers students the chance to hone critical-thinking skills and develop a greater understanding how social interaction shapes our world. Combining the skill and training required to figure out why we do what we do and the analytical skill to determine how to fix things when they go wrong, this minor has applicability across the spectrum. Students majoring in education, political science, business, mass communications and computer science may find the Sociology minor complements their major particularly well.

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A Sociology minor complements a range of majors in both the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the university. Some of these are:

  • Human Relations
  • Marketing
  • Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Professional Media
  • Advertising

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