Sociology Minor

The degree program in sociology provides students with the analytical tools to help them understand the links between individual experiences and the larger society.

NOTE: Many changes were made to the Sociology Course Offerings listed in the 2014-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin. To assist you with all these changes a complete listing of the new course designations, as well as the old course numbering, is available in pdf form at this link: New Courses/Old Numbering OR ReverseLookup--OldCourses/NewNumbers

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2018-2019, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on May 1, 2018. Access the catalog of record at

The Sociology Minor

Minor Requirements

Lower Division (9 units)
Select two of the following Contemporary Social Issues courses:6
SOCI 100Introduction to Ethnic Studies3
SOCI 210Social Justice3
SOCI 240Crime and Inequality3
SOCI 270Law and Social Justice3
Upper Division (9 units minimum)
Total Units18

Students must have taken SOCI 100 and either SOCI 210, SOCI 240, or SOCI 270 (and have completed 45 undergraduate units) before enrolling in any upper division sociology course. (Prerequisites may occasionally be waived with consent of the instructor.)