The undergraduate minor in sociology requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in sociology courses, including 12 s.h. in courses taken at the University of Iowa. The minor must include SOC:2130 Sociological Theory and a minimum of 9 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above. Students must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Students who earn the major in criminology, law and justice may earn a minor in sociology. No more than 3 s.h. can double count for the major and minor.

Students who earn the major in sociology may not earn the sociology minor.

A minor in sociology is a good complement to a number of majors, particularly other social sciences, business, elementary education, or health professions.