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Social Science Research Minor

(15 credits) 

Coordinator: Kerry Strand

This minor, which requires 15 credits of coursework in sociology, can be combined with majors outside the department. It is designed to provide students in social sciences and fields that use social science research methods (such as education, social work, management and communication arts) with research skills that are useful in a wide variety of job settings, including human services, education, media, marketing, politics, social action and health- related organizations.

Students who complete the minor meet practicum requirements (SOC 482) either by completing an independent semester-long research project or by working on a collaborative, community-based research project with an agency in the Frederick community.

Requirements for the Minor:
  • SOC 101 Principles of Sociology
  • SOC 260 Methods of Social Research
  • SOC 261 Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences
  • SOC 472 Advanced Methods of Social Research
  • SOC 482 Practicum in Social Research