Minor in Sociology

About the Minor

The sociology minor is designed to give students specializing in other fields a broader knowledge of contemporary social issues such as poverty, racism, economic inequality, unemployment, and environmental change through a sociological lens. For students majoring in such fields as business and engineering, the minor helps develop skills in critical thinking that go beyond the acquisition of specialized, professional techniques. It will further students’ ability to systematically identify how gender, race or class, for example, shape work, medicine, technology, and society. For students majoring in another area of the liberal arts, the minor offers the opportunity to place the issues raised in the major discipline within a larger social context. 

Open to all undergraduate Drexel students. All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible.

Please note: No more than three courses that are required for a student’s major can count towards fulfilling requirements for the minor.

Additional Information

For more information about the Sociology minor, visit the Department of Sociology webpage. 

Required Courses *
SOC 355 [WI] Classical Social Theory4.0
or SOC 356 Contemporary Social Theory
Select five of the following: **20.0
Social Problems
Medicine and Society
Race, Ethnicity and Social Inequality
Sociology of Work
Wealth and Power
Sociology of the Family
Sex and Society
Gender and Society
Sociology of Health and Illness
Sociology of Health Professions
Urban Sociology
Research Design: Qualitative Methods
Research Design: Quantitative Methods
Sociology of the Environment
Sex and The City
Sociology of Sport
Sociology of Aging
Global Climate Change and Society
Gentrification and Neighborhood Change
Sociology of Global Health
Social Networks and Health
Sociology of Deviance
Development and Underdevelopment in the Global South
Sociology of Education
Environmental Justice
Sociology of Disasters
Medicine, Technology and Science
Housing and Homelessness
Imagining Multiple Democracies
Love, Rage & Debt: The Debt Society
Politics of Life
Social Movements
Special Topics in Sociology
Capstone in Sociology
Special Topics in Sociology
Independent Study in SOC
Total Credits24.0

No more than three courses that are required for a student's major can count towards fulfilling requirements for the minor.


Students must take at least three elective courses at the 300 or 400 level.

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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