Sociology, Minor

Minor in Sociology

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 24
    Credits
  • $259.00
    In-State
  • $396.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

The online Sociology, minor is designed to provide students with the knowledge base to create a positive influence in the world through the study of social life, changes and the causes and consequences of human behavior.

Coursework within this minor encompasses several disciplines, allowing it to complement many majors including but not limited to criminal justice, psychology, anthropology, linguistics, history and social work.

This minor is offered entirely online.

Career Outlook: Career advancement in a diverse society requires the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with people from different cultures, ethnicities and nationalities. Therefore, a focused study in sociology prepares you for work in a variety of fields.

This program is ideal for professionals who wish to work in professions such as:

  • Social services
  • Management
  • Education
  • Market research
  • Public policy
  • Social science research
  • Public relations
  • Government
  • Human resources
  • Law
  • Data analysis

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. High school diploma or GED

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admissions
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
SOC 201 Social Inequality3
An examination of the American social class system and its impact on the lives of the members of society. Theories of the development of social classes are offered as a basis for class discussions. Alternative social class systems are examined along with the American system. The course concentrates on power relationships, ownership of assets, and the impact of class membership on values, beliefs, attitudes, life styles and life chances.
SOC 250GSAnthropology3
Prereq: none Reviews the physical evolution of humans and the origins of culture. The concepts of culture and cross-cultural comparison are utilized to understand the various ways of life humans have created throughout history.
SOC 300Sociological Theory3
Prereq: SOC 100, a 200-level SOC course or permission This course develops analytical approaches to the examination and use of sociological theory in social systems. Basic comprehension of the various paradigms and schools of thought are examined as well as critiques using classical, contemporary, and emerging theoretical writings. Evaluation of the application of social theories is also attempted. (Offered in the Fall semester.)
SOC 100GSIntroduction to Sociology3
Prereq: none The development of social systems, group formations and types of social organizations, and the nature of cultural and subcultural variations.
SOC 275Social Psychology3
Prereq: none Group influences on individual behavior, including role theory, socialization, personality development, and attitude change.
SOC 225Global Cultures and Diversity3
Prereq: none This course acquaints the student with a broad range of cultural, racial, and social groups which are recognized as different by the community. It focuses on the causes of the differential treatment, the problems created for these groups and the community, and suggests some solutions that practicing social workers and human service professionals will find useful in dealing with these groups.
SOC 201Social Inequality3
Prereq: none An examination of the American social class system and its impact on the lives of the members of society. Theories of the development of social classes are offered as a basis for class discussions. Alternative social class systems are examined along with the American system. The course concentrates on power relationships, ownership of assets, and the impact of class membership on values, beliefs, attitudes, life styles and life chances.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$259.00
Fees
$57.25
Total
$316.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$777.00
Fees
$171.75
Total
$948.75

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$396.00
Fees
$57.25
Total
$453.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1188.00
Fees
$171.75
Total
$1359.75
Suzanne Maughan, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Professor

Suzanne Maughan's philosophy stems from her commitment to be an effective teacher and provide students with the foundation to integrate and implement interdisciplinary knowledge to benefit themselves and the community. She is committed to teaching students and learning from them in quality environments through engaging class interaction, diversity, hands-on experience and challenging student thought processes.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.