Department of Sociology
Minor in Sociology
The minor is intended for those students with a major other than sociology but who wish to broaden their educational experience in a formally designated program of study. The minor program may be of particular interest to students in Nursing and Health Professions, the School of Business, the School of Education and Human Development, the School of Social Work and non-social-science disciplines in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
The minimum number of credits (exclusive of the University's Core curriculum) required for the minor: 19.
Thirteen credit hours are required courses; the remainder are sociology electives.
Required courses: SOC 100, SOC 210, SOC 300, and SOC 301 or SOC 307.
Sociology electives: Each student minoring in sociology elects a minimum of two upper-division courses from those offered by the Department. These courses, chosen in consultation with the student's minor advisor, reflect the preprofessional or other interests of the student.
Supplementary information is published each semester by the Sociology Department Office to assist students in planning their course schedules. The information includes a summary of major courses, listings and descriptions of special courses, and general information for majors.
To obtain these publications, or for other information, write to: Chair, Sociology Department, University of Southern Maine, P.O. Box 9300, Portland, Maine 04104 or telephone: (207) 780-4100.
Sociology Majors Resources
- Spring 2014 Newsletter
- Tentative Five Year Course Offering Plan
- Tentative Schedule for Required Courses 2013-2018
- Sociology Department Guide to Referencing
University and College Resources
- Tracking Sheet for Sociology Majors (a copy of this form is kept in your advising folder)
- Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Requirements and Application
- Independent Study Guidelines
- Independent Study Proposal Form
- Sociology Course Evaluation Form