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Sociology & Criminology Minor

A minor in sociology helps enhance your understanding of social human behavior and develops critical thinking abilities that will prove valuable, no matter what your major is at John Carroll or your career goals.

Sociology Minor Course Requirements

The Sociology Minor consists of the 21 credit hours below. Students may take courses in the specialized concentrations within the Department of Sociology & Criminology or choose from a variety of Sociology courses.

Curriculum Requirements
  • SC 101 Foundations in Sociology (3 cr.)
  • SC 400 Sociological Theory (3 cr.)
  • An upper division Sociology& Criminology Course (3 cr.)
Additional Requirements

Four other Sociology & Criminology courses must be taken. Students may take courses in the specialized concentrations within the Department of Sociology & Criminology or choose from a variety of Sociology courses.

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Internships

Our students have completed internships in over 80 nonprofit and governmental agencies throughout the Cleveland metropolitan area. Internships are available to seniors in their spring semester, and students are matched to an internship site based upon their career interests. It is not uncommon for our students to be offered employment by the agency where they interned.

Internship Sites

Sites include:

  • Achievement Center for Children
  • AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland
  • Alzheimer’s Association – Cleveland
  • American Red Cross
  • Arrupe House
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland
  • Business Volunteers Unlimited
  • Care Alliance Health Center
  • Catholic Charities
  • Center for Reducing Health Disparities
  • Children’s Rehabilitation Hospitals of the Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland International Program
  • Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland
  • The Gathering Place
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Light of Hearts Villa
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • New Avenues to Independence
  • Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless
  • Organize Ohio!
  • Recovery Resources
  • Salvation Army
  • Senior Citizen’s Resources
  • Shaker Heights Youth Center
  • United Way
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • University Settlement House
  • Witness Victim Service Center
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Small Class Sizes

Our small class sizes of usually 25 or less allows individual attention to each student while encouraging greater interaction with their professors and classmates.