Sociology Minor

Important Note About Eligibility

The sociology minor has been suspended as of Fall 2016. Frosh students who enter UCSC in 2016-17 or after, are not eligible for the minor. The following students are still eligible for the Sociology minor:

  • Frosh who entered UCSC prior to the 2016-17 academic year are still eligible to declare the minor. (Frosh who entered UCSC Fall 2016 and after are not eligible for the minor).
  • Transfer students who enter UCSC in the 2016-17, 2017-18, or 2018-19 academic years are still eligible to declare due to UCSC’s catalog rights policy, provided that they were enrolled in a previous collegiate institution no more than three years prior to the time of transfer.


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.