Sociology is the scientific study of human social behavior. It considers how society influences individuals and how individuals influence society. Sociologists describe and explain the actions of persons, groups, organizations, classes and entire societies. They also design and evaluate social programs and public policy. The study of sociology includes social theory, research methods, social stratification, race relations, social change, criminology, demography, gender roles, religion, social psychology and the environment.

To declare a minor in sociology, students can visit Buff Portal and fill out a declaration form. For information on the sociology minor (or major), students can email from their CU email account.

Students must complete minimum of 18 credit hours in sociology courses, including at least 9 hours of upper-division coursework, and the required course listed below.  Students are allowed to apply no more than 9 credit hours, including 6 upper-division credit hours, of transfer work toward a minor. All courses applied to the minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better. The GPA for all SOCY coursework must equal 2.00 or higher.

Required Courses and Credit Hours

SOCY 1001Introduction to Sociology3
SOCY Lower or Upper-division electives6
SOCY Upper-division electives9
Total Credit Hours18

NoteSOCY 4932 cannot be applied to the SOCY major or minor requirements.