The Sociology minor is offered through Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.
Sociology is the scientific study of societies. It's a tool for gaining an understanding of the complexities of human behavior, exploring the forces of social change, and bringing facts and reason to public policy debates. Students learn to investigate
and interpret data about group behavior and institutions; to scientifically engage with the operation of categories like class, gender, and race; and to design strategies for responding to social problems. Learn more about the Sociology program.
This minor is designed to broaden students' understanding of how society works and how social changes affect our lives. Special emphasis is placed on skills and knowledge that enable students to critically reflect on prevailing social relations in everyday
life. The minor in Sociology requires completion of a minimum of 18, outlined as follows:
- 1 LSOC theory course (Classical or Contemporary Sociology or Sociological Imagination; 3-4 credits)
- 1 LSOC sociological methods course (Statistics or another methods course; 3-4 credits)
- 3-4 LSOC electives, 2 of which must be 3000 level or higher (total 12 credits)
Total credits: 18-20
Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill the minor. View the university course catalog for fall 2023 Sociology courses that fulfill these requirements.
Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School. Please meet with your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit in with your overall degree requirements. If you have additional questions about requirements for the Sociology
minor that cannot be answered by your Student Success advisor, please consult Elzbieta Matynia, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Sociology and Departmental Faculty Advisor, at email@example.com.
How to Declare or Change a Minor
General guidelines for declaring a minor are available here. Current students can declare
or change a minor by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking on the Academics tab, and then
clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations.