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Sociology Minor - ARCHIVE

Abington College (SOCAB)
Altoona College (SOCAL)
Capital College (SOCCA)
University College (SOCCC): Penn State Fayette, Penn State Schuylkill
University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (SOC)

Contact: Abington College, Gary Calore,; Altoona College, Karyn McKinney,; Capital College, Catherine Surra,; Penn State Fayette, Russ Filburn,; Penn State Schuylkill, Salih Hakan Can,; College of the Liberal Arts, Sal Oropesa,


The sociology minor allows students to explore the wide range of topics, social groups, and social interactions studied by sociologists. From social inequalities and social problems to the familiar institutions of family, school, religion, and government, the diversity of courses available allows sociology minors to explore courses relevant to their interests. The courses also provide multiple viewpoints, studying the intimate interactions of families and small groups and the complex interactions of global economies and political alliances. Requiring a minimum of 18 credits in sociology, including Introductory Sociology (SOC 001) and two courses at the 400 level, students have flexibility in choosing a set of courses for their sociology minor.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


SOC 001 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)

Select 15 credits in sociology; at least 6 of those credits must be at the 400 level (Sem: 1-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2001

Editorial: 3/23/07

Minor Consolidation 6/4/2013


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