Sociology Minor

The Sociology minor is an opportunity for students to engage in the field through the taking of 5 classes that provide an overview of the primary areas in sociology. 

SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 111Contemporary Social Problems3
3 SOC Electives (2 must be at the 300-400 level)9
Total Credits15

Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum.  If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner.  Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.  

To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.