Sociology (Minor)

A strong understanding of sociology is a valuable asset to anyone looking for a career that helps make the world a better place.

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The study of sociology gives you powerful and innovative ways to think about and analyze human systems and behaviors. At Illinois Tech you will study how technology, science, the built environment, social networks, and organizational structures shape the human experience. You will learn that concepts we commonly take for granted—morality, gender roles, the workings of the market, and even the notion of individuality—are produced through human interaction and are not merely natural. You will be challenged to understand how contemporary sociology is incubating fresh approaches to problems both local and global, theoretical and applied.

Program Overview

This minor explores how technology, science, the built environment, social networks, and organizational structures shape the human experience. You'll deepen your understanding of the factors shaping morality, gender roles, the workings of the market, and even the notion of individuality.

Career Opportunities

Expertise in sociology will complement a variety of majors in the human sciences. It is also a great fit for anyone looking to do work that helps make the world a better place. Fields that are a strong match include:

  • Urban planning
  • Human rights and social services
  • International aid and development
  • Journalism
  • Public policy
  • Education

Students are required to complete 15 credit hours (five courses)

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Students who wish to declare a minor should email ugaa@iit.edu with their name, student ID number, and intended minor. Not all minors are applicable to all majors.

Featured Faculty

Ullica Segerstrale
Professor of Sociology
Noah McClain
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Christine Himes
Dean, Lewis College of Human Sciences