Aug 11, 2022  
2020-2021 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Sociology Minor

Sstudents may request admission to the minor program in sociology after completing at least 45 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and at least a 2.5 GPA in their majors. Requests must be approved by the Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department.

It is possible to have both a major and a minor in the department, e.g., major concentration in Anthropology, minor in Sociology. Courses used to meet requirements for the minor may not be used to meet requirements of major.  Students with majors outside the College of Arts & Sciences may complete a minor without meeting the CAS Distribution requirements. Courses counting for the minor must be completed with a C- or higher.

A minor must be completed at the time of the degree and will be so noted on the student’s transcript.  A student cannot be readmitted to the University to complete only a minor.


The minor in sociology requires completion of at least eighteen (18) credits in the department, of which 9 must be at the upper division level.


Three (3) credits required.

Note: SOA majors with the Anthropology option may not use the same Introduction course for both major and minor.


Three (3) credits required.

Note: SOA majors with the Anthropology concentration and CJS majors do not need to repeat the theory class but will substitute another SOA class.


Three (3) credits required. Complete the following course or an equivalent methods course in Psychology, Economics, Crime and Justice Studies, or Political Science can be substituted. SOA majors with the Anthropology concentration do not need to repeat the methods class but should substitute an additional upper-level SOA class.

Sociology Electives

Nine (9) credits required; three upper-division courses.

Total Credits: 18