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Minor in Sociology

Policy for Declaring a Minor in Sociology

If you are interested in completing a minor in Sociology, we are currently accepting any five (5) upper division Sociology courses (with the exception of 190X, 191, 192, 193, 194H, 195, 197T, 198, and 199) for a total of 20 units to fulfill the minor. Please note the following:

  • Only one course may overlap between each major and minor
  • No course overlap is allowed between minors
  • You must have an overall 2.00 GPA in the minor
  • A minor is not declared until the quarter before you plan to graduate. You should have either completed all the courses required for the minor, or be enrolled in your final courses for the minor. Minor declarations are completed online through the Forms & Petitions tab on the myucdavis OASIS site.
  • No emphasis will appear on your transcript or degree. It will simply state a minor in Sociology.
  • Although lower division prerequisites may be suggested prior to taking an upper division course, they are not required to complete the minor
  • Pass 1 registration is restricted to declared Sociology majors. Classes for minors must be obtained during Pass 2


You can choose any five (5) Sociology courses to complete your minor (restrictions above), but here are some suggestions if you are interested in a particular field:

Social Services

  • SOC 122 Sociology of Adolescence
  • SOC 124 Education and Inequality in the U.S.
  • SOC 126 Social Interaction
  • SOC 131 The Family
  • SOC 135 Social Relationships
  • SOC 154 Sociology of Health Care
  • SOC 185 or 185Y Social Policy


Law & Society

  • SOC 118 Political Sociology
  • SOC 120 Deviance
  • SOC 150 Criminology
  • SOC 151 The Criminal Justice System
  • SOC 152 Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC 155 Sociology of Law
  • SOC 171 Violence and Inequality


Class, Race & Gender

  • SOC 129 Sociology of Black Experience in America
  • SOC 130 Race Relations
  • SOC 132 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 133 Sexual Stratification and Politics
  • SOC 134 Sociology of Racial Ethnic Families
  • SOC 137 African American Society & Culture, 1790-1900
  • SOC 140 Social Stratification
  • SOC 145B Gender & Rural Development in the 3rd World
  • SOC 172 Ideation of Class, Race, and Gender


Look at the course catalog or see an advisor for more suggestions!


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