Study society and all its parts, groups, cultures, norms, roles, and their institutional and organizational relationships through UW-Platteville’s Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences sociology program. Under the guidance our esteemed faculty, you’ll learn about life and culture in the United States and around the world; inequalities of marriage and family; the inner workings of social organizations; the relationship between people and the environment; and race, gender, class, and sexuality.

Students often minor in sociology if their majors are criminal justice or psychology. Both of these disciplines lead to employment in the criminal justice system or the social welfare system.

A minor in sociology requires a minimum of 24 credits, including no fewer than 12 credits at the 3000 level or above. Full requirements can be found in the University Catalog.

Students of sociology learn important skills in reading, writing, analysis, and logic. Students learn to do research and to interpret social, economic, political, cultural, and technical change in a variety of contexts.

With a background in sociology, you’ll be able to address social problems and conflicts and how they impact your organization and community. You’ll be prepared to work in a broad set of in-demand careers including social work, business, politics, healthcare, and more.