Undergraduate Program

Minor in Sociology

The minor in Sociology has the following course requirements (19 credit hours):

  • SOCI 170, Introduction to Sociology (3)
    (Also available for general education credit. )
  • SOCI 300, Foundations of Sociology (3)
  • SOCI 301, Classical Social Theory (3) OR
    SOCI 302, Contemporary Social Theory (3)
  • SOCI 377A, Sociological Inquiry I (4) OR
    SOCI 377B, Sociological Inquiry II (4)
  • 6 additional credit hours hours of electives in sociology (6)

Six or more semester hours in the minor must be taken at NIU.

 

Before formally applying for admission to the minor program in the Department of Sociology, a student must have an overall GPA of at least 2.00 and have completed the following courses, with a grade of C or better in each:

  • ENGL 104, Rhetoric and Composition II (3) OR ENGL 105, Rhetoric and Composition (3), if placed into ENGL 105 OR pass the English Core Competency II Examination
  • SOCI 170, Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • SOCI 300, Foundations of Sociology (3)
  • STAT 208, Basic Statistics (3) OR STAT 301, Elementary Statistics (4) OR MATH 206, Introductory Discrete Mathematics (3) OR MATH 210, Finite Mathematics (3)  OR MATH 229, Calculus I (4)