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Sociology explores how our lives, behaviors, and identities are shaped by social ties to others, from intimate spheres to global ones. Sociology students examine both cultures and social structures, gaining significant insights into social institutions, social change, and their own social identities. Sociology minors select from a wide range of elective courses on topics as diverse as sports, health, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, education, food, aging, the environment, social movements, and human rights, enabling students to tailor the minor to meet their particular career interests. The Sociology minor is useful for students in a variety of majors who are planning careers in social research, community/urban planning, criminal justice, public administration, health care, business, market research, counseling, and social work. 

Admission to the Program

Any undergraduate student can declare the minor in sociology.

Program Requirements

The minor consists of 18 total credit hours in sociology:

Total Number of Credits: 18

At least 9 of the required 18 credits must be completed at Brockport in order to satisfy the residency requirement. Electives should be chosen based on interests and goals, in consultation with your sociology advisor.