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In our increasingly complex and interconnected global community, a strong understanding of sociology will benefit you regardless of your chosen career field.

As a student pursuing a minor in sociology at Ball State, you will learn and apply critical thinking skills through data analysis, research and the study of societal norms and conventional social standards.

This minor works well with majors in:

What You Will Learn

You will study contemporary sociological theory and research, then apply it to social contexts such as:

  • globalization
  • social inequality
  • diversity
  • healthcare
  • education
  • family
  • work
  • religion

Program Requirements

The minor in sociology program consists of 15 credits in sociology. Twelve of the 15 hours are elective sociology courses you can choose based on your specific interests in the field.


If you want to learn more about this minor, contact Laura Waldron.


Total Credits: 15


A few of the classes you may take include:

  • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology
  • SOC 224 Family and Society
  • SOC 242 Social Problems
  • SOC 320 Social Inequality
  • SOC 333 Sociology of Media
  • SOC 341 Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOC 355 Environmental Sociology
  • SOC 421 Racial and Cultural Minorities in the United States
  • SOC 434 Sociology of Human Sexuality

We offer many additional electives. For a complete list of all courses and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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Enroll in this Minor

To get started as a sociology minor, enroll at the Ball State Department of Sociology, North Quad Building, room 222. Call 765-285-4881 or email Laura Waldron for more information.

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