It’s human nature

If you minor in sociology, you’ll study human behavior in a variety of situations and under varying circumstances. You’ll examine the breadth of human lives, including topics such as criminal justice/criminology, politics, economics, gender and religion, in an attempt to make sense out of human history and human endeavors.

Featured Courses

Here is a sampling of a few courses that might pique your interest.

SOAN 2140 Crime and Prisons
In this course you’ll utilize a sociological perspective to examine the nature of crime, the creation of crime, criminals, and the past and contemporary penal system.
SOAN 3300 Health and Illness
A sociological investigation of the social and cultural factors around health and illness. We will also explore formal and informal organizations shaping health and illness.

Degree Options

Discover your degrees, minors, concentrations and certification options available for this field of study.

Minor in Sociology
At Millsaps, the sociology minor is designed for students from other disciplines who want to learn more about sociology and the concepts, theories and research methods used by sociologists.
Self-Designed Major
Design a major to best fit your personality, career goals and specific educational needs. The self-designed major is a customized major that you design, working closely with appropriate faculty. Create your own sociology major.


Our curriculum emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to any career (and therefore any Pathway), as well as scientific writing and experimentation skills that may be especially critical to students interested in any of our six Pathways tracks.

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