Social Science Research Minor

Coordinator: Laura Moore

This minor can be combined with majors outside the department. It is designed to provide students in social sciences and fields that use social science research methods (such as business administration, communication arts, education and social work) with research skills that are useful in a wide variety of job settings, including human services, education, media, marketing, politics, social action and health-related organizations.

Students who complete the minor meet practicum requirements (SOC 482) either by completing an independent semester-long research project or by working on a collaborative, community-based research project with an agency in the Frederick community.

Requirements for the Minor


SOC 101Principles of Sociology


SOC 260Methods of Social Research


SOC 261Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences


SOC 472Advanced Methods of Social Research


SOC 482Practicum in Social Research


Total Credit Hours:15.0