A minor in sociology from Wichita State provides insight into society and social behavior through the study of social structures, relationships, groups, organizations and more. Sociological specialty areas at WSU include: social inequality and social problems, families and intimate relationships across the life course, medical sociology, urban life and globalization, and evidence-based practices. The minor is a good addition to many majors, including business and marketing, health sciences and pre-med, pre-law, criminal justice, political science, social work, psychology, communications, anthropology, history and others.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To take courses in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.


To complete the minor, you'll take 15 credit hours of sociology courses, including the required introductory course, at least one course numbered 500 or above—and nine additional hours of electives based on your interests and career goals.


A sociology degree from Wichita State will connect you with opportunities for successful careers in a broad range of settings, from research, social services and business to education, policy and health care.

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