Minor in Sociology

Top 5 Reasons to Minor in Sociology

Sociology explores the complexities of the relationship between people and the social and cultural world. Sociology examines issues in the present and past, and looks to the future. As a student of sociology, you'll analyze everything from pop culture to the workplace, gender and sexualities, race and ethnicity to global citizenship, families and relationships, and education.

There are a myriad of reasons to minor in Sociology, but here are the 5 we find most compelling:

1) Sociology has a direct relevance to everyday life

Your learning in Sociology applies to the real world. What's discussed in the classroom can be seen from the campus to the city streets from neighborhoods to sporting arenas. 

2) Stretch everyday assumptions about society

The experience of writing papers, conducting analysis, reading academic articles, and engaging in discussions will help you think critically about society. You'll become comfortable facing inconvenient and often difficult questions, such as whether topics like sexism, racism, anti-homosexuality are still prevalent in our society today.

3) Individual Attention from Faculty

"What has impressed me the most about Spring Hill College is how invested the faculty is in the students. They genuinely care about our success and try very hard for us to thrive. I think this is what sets SHC apart. We all get genuine, one-on-one relationships, with not only our professors, but many people in other departments, too.” - Jordan Truxillo '14

4) Diverse range of courses

Immerse yourself in a broad range of topics to expand your knowledge on various dimensions of society. We offer more than 20 exciting courses to choose from, including Deviant Behavior, Juvenile Delinquency, Marriage and Family, and American Race Relations.

5) Interactive class setting

No matter the class, you'll enjoy ongoing discussions with your peers, sharing your thoughts on the professor’s questions with the class, and doing presentations. Not only does Sociology hone your writing, but also your verbal communication skills. You learn how to articulate your ideas thoughtfully and coherently in an intimate, non-judgmental class environment.

Minor in Sociology


6 or 9 Semester Hours
Take two or three of the lower-division courses.
Course         Title
SOC 101      Introduction to Sociology
SOC 250      Social Problems
SOC 256      Cultural Anthropology


12 or 9 Semester Hours
If six hours of lower-division sociology courses have been taken, twelve
hours of upper-division courses are required. If nine hours of lower-division
sociology courses have been taken, then nine hours of upper-division courses are