Sociology Minor

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Program Description 

A sociology minor at Rockhurst centers around the understanding of how society and culture act as social contexts shaping human identity, understanding, and relationships. Sociology is a useful complement to a variety of Rockhurst degrees, improving preparedness for the professional world as well as enhancing hiring desirability for graduates.

What is Sociology?

Sociology focuses on the study of human behavior. Pursuing a sociology minor at Rockhurst develops one’s capacity to think critically about and analyze the causes and consequences of social inequality and other major social justice issues.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Students who add a sociology minor to their degree will receive courses including Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Race and Ethnicity, Social Class in America
  • A sociology minor from Rockhurst adds a well-rounded perspective to any degree a student may pursue

Course Map 

Prospective Students 

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Experiences 

Pursuing a sociology minor at Rockhurst develops one’s capacity to think critically about and analyze the causes and consequences of social inequality and other major social justice issues.

Outcomes 

  • A sociology minor is particularly useful to those seeking advanced study in the social sciences, social work, public health, criminal justice, or law
  • Graduates with a sociology minor can also seek lucrative careers in areas such as government administration, public relations, and advertising