The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Minoring in Sociology

To obtain the minor in sociology a student must have taken at least five (5) courses in sociology with at least three (3) of those courses coming from UMass Amherst Sociology.

Only one (1) 100-level course can be applied to the sociology minor.

Sociology 212 Elementary Statistics does not count towards the sociology minor.

All courses applied toward the minor must be taken on a graded basis and meet an average minimum GPA of 2.000 across courses.

Practica, Independent Study courses, courses taken Pass/Fail, and the Career Seminar are not eligible for completion of minor requirements.

You can make an appointment with any Sociology advisor to declare the minor.

To learn more, watch this informational video.