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Minor in Sociology, Disability Services

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A Meaningful Minor to Strengthen Your Resume

Students who complete the specialized minor track for sociology of disability services will add an aspect to their degree that makes them better prepared for employment in the human services/social services as therapeutic staff support personnel, or in a wide variety of career services such as mental health/mental retardation programs, community-based residential/employment/training programs, early intervention programs, residential treatment programs, aging programs, and other agency service providers for individuals with disabilities.

This minor fits especially well with many of the majors found in the Department of Special Education and Clinical Services to better prepare students in a multidisciplinary curriculum. Other recommended majors are psychology or child development and family relations.

Required Courses: 18 credits

  • SOC 151 — Principles of Sociology - 3 credits
  • SOC 342 — Medical Sociology - 3 credits
  • SOC 391 — Foundations of Sociological Practice - 3 credits
  • SOC 392 — Clinical Sociological Practice - 3 credits
  • SOC 452 — Disability and Society - 3 credits

Controlled Electives: 3 credits

  • One course from the following: SOC 336, SOC 357
  • Sociology Department
  • McElhaney Hall, Room 102
    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2730
  • Fax: 724-357-4842
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.