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Sociology is one of many subjects you can declare a minor in.


For an undergraduate minor in sociology, a minimum of 15 semester hours in sociology must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better. Nine (9) of the 15 credit hours must be taken from UC Denver faculty.  Six (6) of the 15 credit hours must be upper division.

Major & Minor Brochure

Required Courses

Minimum Six (6) credit hours total

  • SOCY 1001, Understanding the Social World (previously Introduction to Sociology) (3 credit hours)
  • One (1) of the following courses:
    • SOCY 2001 - Inequalities in the Social World (3 credit hours)
    • SOCY 3119 - Qualitative Methods (4 credit hours)
    • SOCY 3115 - Quantitative Methods and Analysis (4 credit hours)
    • SOCY 3140 - Sociological Theory (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses

Sociology minors also choose a minimum of nine (9) elective credit hours in Sociology.