This information is part of the Colgate University catalog, 2023-24.

Minor Requirements

The department will accept for minor credit no more than one course taken at another institution and no more than one independent studies course in the department, except in special circumstances as approved by the department.

Sociology minors must meet all of the following requirements:


  • SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology (completed by the end of the sophomore year with a grade of C or better)
  • One of the following​SOCI 201 - Classical Social Theory   SOCI 250 - Sociological Research Design and Methods ​  
  • Three full-credit electives, at least two at the 300 level

GPA Requirement

A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in all courses counting toward the minor.

Sociology and Anthropology Department

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the  catalog page.