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Social Work Minor

Sociology and Anthropology


The Department of Sociology and Anthropology educates students about social and cultural structures and practices that influence human behavior. We provide you with the sociological and anthropological skills to research individuals’ interactions in small groups, organizations, and communities, paying particular attention to structural inequalities along class, gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity, both within and across geographical borders, as well as historical and contemporary collective movements organized to provoke social change. An educational background in Sociology and Anthropology will prepare you to lead as a researcher, consultant, professor, or practitioner in both private and public work settings.  

You can complete a major or a minor in Sociology and Anthropology, a minor in Social Work, or combine your B.A. with an M.A. in Sociology or Criminology and Justice. These graduate-level studies allow you to further develop specialized knowledge for your career or prepare for advanced study in related doctoral programs. We offer coursework in the areas of Sociological Theory, Research Methodologies, Statistics, Social Inequalities (Race & Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality, and Class), Social Movements, and Crime. Our faculty is devoted to students and maintains active research agendas.



SOC 1030 The Social Welfare System
SOC 1090 Introduction to Social Work
SOC 4530 Social Work Internship


6 elective credits in Sociology

Under advisement, Human Services courses may apply to the Social Work minor. However, all Human Services students must take SOC 1030.

Only academic programs approved by NYSED are eligible for federal and state aid: NYS Inventory of Registered Programs Minors are not recognized by NYSED therefore associated courses are only eligible for federal or state aid consideration when required by a major or when also used to satisfy a core or general elective requirement.

Contact Us

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Michael Indergaard, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

St. John Hall, Room 444-I
[email protected]