skip to content
  • Calendar
  • Maps

Sociology Minor

Our minors in sociology and sociology teaching offer knowledge and skills, both sociological and general, to pursue a broad range of careers and graduate degrees. We also offer a minor emphasis in deviance and criminology.

What You’ll Learn

  • All aspects of society: culture, institutions, etc.
  • Sociological theory
  • Early civilizations
  • Sociological research methods
  • And more...

Degree Requirements

  • 18 credit hours in sociology minor (additional credit hours are required for sociology teaching minor and/or deviance and criminology emphasis)
  • Minimum grade of C in all minor courses (a C- is not accepted)

Sociology Minor Requirements

Sociology Teaching Minor

To earn a minor in sociology teaching, you must satisfy the teacher education admission and licensure requirements.

Teacher Ed Requirements

Sociology Teaching Requirements

Deviance and Criminology Emphasis

Our emphasis in deviance and criminology offers additional knowledge in juvenile delinquency, deviance and social control, criminology and law. We recommend this emphasis if you’re planning a career in criminal justice or social work.

An additional 6 credit hours is required to earn this minor.

Declare Your Program

Contact our administrative specialist at 801-626-6241 or

Note: Transferring students with a sociology minor can transfer 9 hours of credit from an acceptable sociology program.


You will be assigned to a faculty advisor and will be encouraged to meet with that advisor annually for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-6241 for more information.

Sociology Teaching minors are encouraged to also consult with advisors in the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education (call 801-626-6269).