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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology Minor

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Sociology is the study of human society and social behavior. Its subject matter is diverse and varied, ranging from the study of groups as small as a family to those as large as a corporation or mob. More specifically, sociology studies various aspects of society, including social institutions, organizations, social ecology, networks, crime and deviance, inequality, and the life-course.

Sociology minors must complete a total of 18 hours in the minor area to include:

Program Requirements



The outcomes of the sociology minor are assessed through a wide variety of quizzes, written assignments, and oral presentations in the required courses. 


A minor in Sociology is not permitted for students majoring in Criminology & Justice Studies.

Minor Note

  • At least 18 semester hours in a subject area are required for a minor.
  • A minimum of 9 hours in the minor must be earned at Avila University
    • At least six of these hours must be numbered 300 or above. (Note: If the minor is in Biology or Chemistry, only four (4) of the 9 semester hours in the minor at Avila must be in courses numbered 300 or above.)

  • A minimum of 9 hours must be unique between a major and a minor. 
  • A grade of “C” or better must be earned for all graded courses required for the minor.

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