Sociology Minor

Students with many different majors find sociology a useful and compatible minor. Coursework for this minor examines the underlying patterns of social relations in formal organizations, in legal institutions, and in the family, economic, and political arena.

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.

If you're looking for a minor that can help you in almost any career, then the sociology minor is for you!

Why Grand View?

  • Students will gain an understanding of the linkages between theory and research and their application to analysis and policy development.
  • Students contribute to various human service agencies in the Des Moines metropolitan area often through departmentally-sponsored service learning.
Degree Fit
This program could be a good fit if you:
  • Interested in the theoretical ideas and research methods used by sociologists in their study of society. 
Career Options

With this minor, you may become a/an:

  • Research Assistant
  • Probation Officer
  • Social Caseworker
  • Technical Writer
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Correctional Service Officer
  • Vocational Counselor
  • Manager, Retail Store
  • Evaluation Assistant
  • State Trooper
  • Youth Worker
  • Program Coordinator
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Special Agent, FBI
  • Case Management Coordinator
  • Police Officer
  • Account Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
Course Requirements

Sociology Minor (22 credits)

SOCS 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
SOCS 315 Social Problems 3 credits
SOCS / PSYC 310 Social Psychology 3 credits
STAT 241 Principles of Statistics 4 credits
Three additional credits from other upper or lower division offerings in Sociology.
3 credits
Six credits of upper division (300/400) Sociology courses. 6 credits

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