Minor in the Sociology of Diversity and (in)Equality

The Minor in Sociology of Diversity and (In)Equality will allow students to explore problems associated with diversity and equality in a modern context. A broad social and historical overview will be combined with focused studies of the interactional practices involved in creating and maintaining the differences that continue to separate people by race, gender and class.

Required Courses
Select two of the following: 6
Diversity, Minorities and Social Change
Deviance and Social Control
Sociology of Native American Peoples
Immigrant Entrepreneurship
Sociology of the Edge
Select two additional courses from above or from the following:6
Social Problems
Sociology of Work and Organizations
Self and Society
Sociology of Sports
Popular Culture in Consumer Societies
Community Involvement

Policies Related to Minors

  • Some major/minor combinations are prohibited. See the major/minor exclusions list for more information.
  • Courses taken to fulfill a minor can be applied as business-related electives, arts and sciences electives, unrestricted electives, the humanities/social science elective or the mathematics/natural sciences elective.
  • The electives guide defines all classes as either arts and sciences or business. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain an awareness of where courses taken for a minor apply to their degree requirements.
  • Courses fulfilling General Education requirements (except the humanities/social science elective and the math/natural science elective) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Courses used to fulfill the modern language requirement for BA students cannot be applied to a minor.
  • Courses fulfilling Business Core requirements may not be applied to a minor (except for the Business Studies Minor).  
  • A course taken under the Pass/Fail/D policy may be applied to the minor.
  • Major courses (including courses applied to the Liberal Studies Major or Business Studies Major) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Students may apply only one course (from sources such as transfer, IB or AP) not taken at Bentley or as part of a Bentley-approved study abroad program to the minor.
  • Students may only complete a maximum of two minors.
  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the minor.