Do you want to make a real difference in the world? If you are socially conscious and considering a career in public service, policy development, advocacy, or education, a background in sociology will ignite your passion for helping others.
The minor in sociology at St. Thomas Aquinas College focuses on how families, communities, religious groups, and other institutions connect and influence one another. Explore human behavior and cultures and societies around the globe and examine diversity, social conflict, discrimination, and inequity.
Complementing your major area of study with a minor in sociology will empower you to advocate for the underserved, promote social justice and equality, and make a significant and positive impact in others’ lives.
At a glance
- Undergraduate minor
- 18 Credits
- Communicatons Arts
- Educational Studies
- Criminal Justice
- Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
- Social Sciences
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What does American family life look like? Compare families in different societies and consider the family as a social institution, changing attitudes and values, and outside influences on the family unit. This course also explores new perspectives on courtship, marriage, parenthood, family planning, and the single-parent family.
How do social conditions shape our emotions? Examine how our emotional lives are a reflection of our formative experiences in institutions and how they are molded by the way society prohibits some emotional expressions while encouraging others.
Discover the roles and influences of major racial and ethnic groups in American life and thought. This course emphasizes contemporary issues of conflict, adjustment, and social change affecting American society today.
A minor in sociology prepares students for advanced study and careers in numerous fields, including:
- Counseling & Social Work
- Human Resources
- Criminal Justice & Law
- Market Research
- Urban Planning