Two students are sitting and studying at table with laptop computer in Heritage Hall, 2015.A minor in Sociology helps you understand the nature and development of social structures and social issues — knowledge that can be applied to a variety of occupations and careers. Sociology minors learn how to conduct research, analyze data, communicate, and practice critical thinking. You will also learn about different cultures, groups, and societies, and how to analyze their interactions of groups and societies through a global and historical perspective — skills valuable to many employers.

Course Catalog

A complete list of minor requirements and courses are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.


All program requirements and courses are outlined in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

To complete the general sociology minor you must complete 18 hours of courses. The minor requirements consist of:
Human social life, its forms and consequences for everyday life. Social inequality and differentiation by race, ethnicity, class and gender. Assessment of the competency is through performance on course examinations, quizzes, and written assignments. 3 hours. 

Students must take 15 hours of sociology electives, 9 hours at the 300-level or above.

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All the information you need to apply can be found on UAB's Undergraduate Admissions Hub.