Sociology, Minor

The sociology minor at Northeastern helps students to understand how to apply empirical evidence to address a wide range of social problems. Sociology minors can take courses in quantitative and qualitative research methods and theoretical and empirical reasoning. Elective courses draw on our faculty’s expertise in violence, family life, health and illness, the environment, technology, gender and sexuality, occupations and professions, social movements, the law, and social inequality. This minor can complement a wide range of majors throughout the university, providing students with a range of skills to better understand their place in complex social environments.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Introduction to Sociology

SOCL 1101Introduction to Sociology4

Research Methods

An intermediate- or advanced-level SOCL elective may be substituted for Research Methods in Sociology (SOCL 2321) with departmental approval.

SOCL 2300Social Theory4
or SOCL 2321 Research Methods in Sociology

Introductory-Level Required Electives

Complete two courses in the following range: 8
SOCL 1100 to SOCL 1299

Intermediate-/Advanced-Level Required Elective

Complete one course in the following range: 4
SOCL 3400 to SOCL 4599

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor