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The minor in Sociology gives students the ability to understand the complexities of today’s society by examining human behavior and social actions. In examining how social structures (such as work, the family, religion, etc.) help shape social rules, processes, and agency, students gain a better understanding of the entirety of today’s world—from poverty, to gender, to race, to organizational behavior, to politics. In studying these issues, students learn to use analytical reasoning and apply sociological theories to explain a wide range of social phenomena.

For additional information on the Sociology minor at UC Merced, please visit the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts main website, or the Sociology website.

For Sociology minor requirements, please consult your catalog.