May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology Minor

Sociology Minor Program Information

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
PO Box 70644
Phone: (423) 439-4370
Web address:

Sociology is the study of people interacting with others individually, in social groups, and in social systems. The discipline is extremely diverse, including areas such as: community, religion, theory, collective behavior, environment, health, demography and aging, and much more. Students who minor in Sociology will have the technical and analytic skills and the global perspective that will complement the skills learned in their major area of study.

A minor consists of 18 credits of study in sociology (9 credits of required courses and 9 credits of electives), with at least 9 credits from the 3000/4000 level SOCI/SOAA courses.

Students must earn at least a C in each required course in the minor and achieve an overall grade point average of 2.0 in courses counted for the minor.

Note: Students who major or minor in anthropology and sociology cannot apply credit from one field to the other. All cross-listed sociology and anthropology courses (identified as “SOAA”) can be counted toward either field, but cannot be counted toward both.


Students enrolled in the On Ground Minor:

Mary “Betsie” Cole
(423) 439-6654

Students enrolled in the Online Minor:

Dr. Leslie McCallister
(423) 439-4998

Sociology Minor: 18 credits

Minor Requirement

A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 credits of which at least 9 credits must be at the 3000-level or above.