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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Sociology

215 Merrill Hall
Tel: 330-672-2562

A Sociology minor gives a broad understanding of the theoretical, methodological and substantive issues relevant to the field, as well as the tools necessary to apply this knowledge to other areas of study. Students explore the intersections between culture, social structure and individual behavior by examining issues related to social inequality, health and healthcare, deviance, families and family violence, urban communities, social psychology and more. The skills developed in the minor allow students to connect their own life experiences to the experiences of other people, communities and cultures.


Attribute Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
KSS/DD SOC 12050 Introduction to Sociology 3  
  SOC 22100 Sociological Analysis 3  
  Sociology (SOC) Electives 15  


Graduation Requirements:

  • Minimum 12 upper-division credit hours
  • Minimum overall 2.000 GPA.
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).