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 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at

The Sociology Minor

Minor Requirements (18 units)

Lower Division (9 units)
SOCI 101DIntroduction to Sociology3-4
Select two of the following Contemporary Social Issues courses:6
SOCI 210DSocial Justice3
SOCI 240DCrime and Inequality3
SOCI 270Law and Social Justice3
Upper Division (9 units minimum)

Students must have taken SOCI 101D and either SOCI 210D, SOCI 240D, 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.)