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How To Apply/Declare
Current Undergraduate Students: Declare or change your minor by completing an Undergraduate Program Add/Change form.
Prospective Undergraduate Students: Apply for admission to UMass Boston by completing an application. Start by reviewing the first-year and transfer application pages for important information about requirements, deadlines, and application status checks. Use the links below to apply:
Introductory Course (3 Credits)
- SOCIOL 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 Credit(s)
Theory and Research Courses (6 Credits)
Take the two courses from the list below. If you're a Criminal Justice major and you've already taken SOCIOL 351L, you may take any other 300-level sociology or criminal justice course for this requirement.
- SOCIOL 201 - Sociological Theory 3 Credit(s)
- SOCIOL 202 - Methods of Sociological Research 3 Credit(s)
Electives (9 Credits)
Take three additional SOCIOL courses at any level except for first-year seminar courses. At least one course must be 300-level or higher.
Complete 18 credits from six courses, including one introductory course, two theory and research courses, and three electives.
Pass/fail: No more than one course taken pass/fail may be applied toward the minor.
Residency: No more than three courses from another institution may be applied toward the minor (exception: all sociology courses taken at another UMass school will be accepted). SOCIOL 201 and 202 may only be applied toward the major if transferred from four-year institutions.
Course limitations: No more than one internship course may be applied toward the minor. Graduate courses in Sociology may not be used toward the minor.
Course level: No more than two 100-level courses may be applied toward the minor.
Reef Youngreen, PhD, Sociology Department Chair
Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 13
reef.youngreen [@] umb.edu
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