Sociology Minor

Program Description

Career advancement in an increasingly diverse global society requires the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with people from different cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, and social backgrounds. The field of sociology studies social life, social change, diverse communities and their interactions. It also values scientific methods to find empirical answers to complex social questions. Studying sociology can help foster your creativity, innovation, critical thinking, analytic problem solving, and communication skills.

A sociology minor serves as an excellent complement to your chosen major for a variety of diverse careers. As an AUM Sociology minor, you will examine such topics as the causes of social inequality, the social factors that influence human behavior and the diversity of cultural practices. The curriculum will encourage you to think critically and understand different points of view — all skills valued by today’s employers in a variety of fields.

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Points of Pride

  • AUM students regularly participate in the annual meetings of the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association. Some students have even presented their own research!
  • Our sociology professors regularly publish highly regarded research, showing that we are experts in our fields. The specific subjects we specialize in include sociology of families, religion, and education. Our professors bring this expertise into the classroom every day.

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this minor requires. Students may have to take additional courses to fulfill the pre-requisites of the required courses.

Course #Course Name
SOCI 2010Social Problems
SOCI 3150Criminology
SOCI 4450Child Welfare
SOCI 3200Social Stratification
SOCI 3300Sociology of Death and Dying
SOCI 4000Social Theory
SOCI 4300Sociology of the Family
SOCI 4360Sociology of Religion

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