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, and SOCIOL 430: Life After UMass both do 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, and courses taken Pass/Fail are not eligible for completion of minor requirements.

You can email us at to declare the minor. You do not need to fill out any form.

To learn more, watch this informational video.