Departments & Programs


Minor in Sociology of Work and Business


This minor offers students the opportunity to certify an area of concentration that examines the social context within which business activities take place and the social processes that shape economic organizations. The minor encourages students to explore implications of trends in families, gender roles, race and ethnic relations, and other noneconomic areas of social life for understanding the organization and future prospects of business in America. For students in the Kelley School of Business, the minor documents completion of an integrated course of study on the impact of social trends on work and occupations. For students in the College of Arts and Sciences and other schools of the university, the minor certifies that they have combined the study of work and occupations with their major field of concentration. Students may not earn both a minor in sociology and a minor in sociology of work and business.

Required Courses

The minor requires completion of 15 credit hours, including:

  1. Either S100, S110, or S101 (see advisor for approved sections of S101).
  2. Four courses, including at least 6 hours at the 300–400 level, from S210*, S215, S217, S302*, S305, S308, S315*, S316, S335, S338, S346*, S410, S450.* (See advisor for approved sections of S410 and S450.)
  3. At least 9 credit hours of the above courses must be taken in residence at the Bloomington campus.

*The department recommends that students who select the minor in sociology of work and business take these courses because of their immediate relevance to work and occupation. Students may substitute a 400-level seminar, with an appropriate topic, for one of the four courses, with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies.