Please consult the NMU Bulletin Programs Sociology and Social Work section for a detailed listing of course requirements for each of the department's minors.
Anthropology is an excellent compliment to any major where understanding human diversity would be an asset. When taken in combination with certain majors and electives, students may go on to enter graduate programs in anthropology.
This minor introduces students to the aging process, concerns of older adults and the service delivery system. Students interested in this minor should declare it by the second semester of their junior year, have a plan of study approved by the gerontology program coordinator, and have it forwarded to the Degree Audits Office.
Social Service Minor
This minor focuses on the institution of social welfare and the service delivery system. It is especially appropriate for students pursuing degrees in other human service curricula.
Note: Field instruction courses and 300-400 level practice method courses may not be included in the social welfare minor.
Research Analyst Minor
This minor is designed for students in a wide variety of majors who wish to develop significant skills in research, data analysis, interviewing, report presentation and report writing.
The standard Sociology Minor can be tailored to meet the curriculum objectives of students in many fields. Students are encouraged to discuss their goals with a Sociology faculty advisor.
The Sociology and Social Work Department also participates in interdisciplinary majors in international studies and social science and interdisciplinary minors in gender studies, labor studies, gerontology and religious studies. Information about these majors and minors can be found in the NMU undergraduate bulletin.