A sociology minor can significantly enhance both educational and occupational opportunities for students majoring in a variety of fields, including business, education, intercultural studies, nursing, political science, psychology, religious studies, and urban studies.
The requirements for a minor in sociology are four courses including SOC 211 or the equivalent. At least two courses must be taken at the 300 or 400 level. Courses in social work may not be applied toward the sociology minor. At least two of the courses must be taken at Elmhurst College.
Students majoring in early childhood education or elementary education may choose to satisfy their required minor in sociology. It is recommended that students choose courses from among the following: SOC 211 Society and the Individual-Introductory Sociology, SOC 301 Social Problems, SOC 304 Majority-Minority Relations, SOC 305 Sex and Gender in Society, SOC 217/317 Marriage and the Family, and SOC 310 Social Inequality.
Students interested in preparing for a career in organizational research should consider combining a major in business with a minor in sociology, including SOC 211 Society and the Individual-Introductory Sociology, SOC 315 Complex Organizations, SOC 423 Methods of Social Research, and SOC 424 Sociological Theory.