Sociology Minor

Important Note About Eligibility

The sociology minor has been discontinued as of Fall 2016. Frosh students who entered UCSC in 2016-17 or after are not eligible for the minor. Transfer students who enter UCSC in 2019-20 or after are not eligible for the minor.

Students who entered UCSC as a Frosh are eligible for the Sociology minor if:
  • They entered UCSC in 2015-16 academic year or prior
  • And have not taken a break in attendance greater than two years (six regular quarters)

 

Students who entered UCSC as a Transfer are eligible for the Sociology minor if:

  • They entered UCSC in the 2018-19 academic year or prior
  • Entry in their previous collegiate institution was not more than three years prior to the time of transfer to UCSC.
  • And have not taken a break in attendance greater than two years (six regular quarters)

Requirements

ONE Lower-Division Course Required to Declare the Minor

One of the following three course options must be completed with a grade of C or better prior to declaring the minor. A major must be declared prior to declaring a minor.

  • SOCY 1 Introduction to Sociology - Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • SOCY 10 Issues and Problems in American Society - Offered Winter and Summer
  • SOCY 15 World Society (CC GE) - Offered Fall and Summer

 

TWO Upper-Division Core Courses

  • SOCY 105A Classical Social Theory - Offered Fall, Winter, and Summer
  • SOCY 105B Contemporary Social Theory - Offered Winter, Spring and Summer

 

THREE Upper-Division Elective Courses

  • Sociology electives are numbered SOCY 110-189
  • One of the three required electives may be a course substitution.

  

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Prior Year Minor Worksheets

Download the minor worksheet (PDF) for the catalog year you are following.