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Social Sciences Minors

All minor programs in the Department of Social Sciences require at least 6 hours upper-level coursework in residence at UHD. Internship/field experience courses may not apply toward any minors in the Department of Social Sciences. All minor programs in Department of Social Sciences require a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 or higher and a grade of C in all courses applied toward the minor.


History Minor in History (18 hours minimum)

  • Six hours of US History courses from the common core
  • Twelve additional hours of 3000/4000-level HIST courses

Minor in International Politics (18 hours minimum)

  • POLS 2303 United States Government I
  • POLS 2304 United States Government II
  • POLS 3308 Introduction to World Politics
  • POLS 4399 Political Science Capstone Seminar

Six hours from among the following courses:

  • POLS 4305 War in the Modern World
  • POLS 4308 East and Southeast Asian Politics
  • POLS 4309 Dictatorship and Democracy in the Developing World
  • POLS 4310 International Terrorism
  • POLS 4312 Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe and the US
  • POLS 4314 US Foreign Policy since WWII
  • POLS 4316 Politics of the Middle East
  • POLS 4318 International Political Economy

Minor in Philosophy (15 hours minimum)

  • Six hours of 1000/2000-level Philosophy courses

Nine hours from among the following courses:

  • PHIL: Any 3000/4000-level PHIL course
  • HUM 3301 Foundations of Western Culture I
  • HUM 3302 Foundations of Western Culture II

At least six of the 15 hours must be taken at UH-Downtown.

Minor in Political Science (18 hours minimum)

  • POLS 2303 United States Government I
  • POLS 2304 United States Government II
  • POLS 4399 Political Science Capstone Seminar

Nine additional hours of 3000/4000 - level Political Sciences courses

Minor in Psychology (18 hours minimum)

  • PSY 1303 Introduction to Psychology

15 additional hours, including nine hours of 3000/4000-level courses, from among the following:

  • PSY Any PSY course
  • SOS 2308 Human Sexuality
  • SOS 3301 Social Gerontology
  • SOS 3304 Death and Dying
  • SOSE 3320 Assessment and Evaluation of Adolescents and Children

Minor in Political Science (18 hours minimum)

  • POLS 2303 United States Government I
  • POLS 2304 United States Government II
  • POLS 3301 Introduction to Public Administration

Nine hours from among the following courses:

  • POLS 3300 Ethics in Public Life
  • POLS 3302 Public Policy Analysis
  • POLS 3303 Urban Politics
  • POLS 4307 Participation and Democracy in American Politics
  • POLS 4315 Education Policy and Administration
  • POLS 4317 State and Local Government
  • POLS 4319 Non-Profit Organizations in American Society
  • POLS 4399 Political Science Capstone Seminar

Minor in Public Policy and Administration (18 hours minimum)

  • POLS 2303 United States Government I
  • POLS 2304 United States Government II
  • POLS 3301 Introduction to Public Administration

Nine hours from among the following courses:

  • POLS 3300 Ethics in Public Life
  • POLS 3302 Public Policy Analysis
  • POLS 3303 Urban Politics
  • POLS 4307 Participation and Democracy in American Politics
  • POLS 4315 Education Policy and Administration
  • POLS 4317 State and Local Government
  • POLS 4319 Non-Profit Organizations in American Society
  • POLS 4399 Political Science Capstone Seminar

Minor in Quantitative Methods in Research (18 hours)

    Group A: Lower Level Preparatory requirements (6 hours)
  • SOS 2304 Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • MATH 1305 Finite Mathematics with Applications
    Group B: Upper-Level Course work (9 hours)
  • STAT 3310 Statistical Analyses and Applications II
    • Select two of the following:
    • STAT 4306 Mathematical Models and Computer Simulation
    • STAT 4307 Time Series
    • STAT 4309 Design and Analysis of Experiments
    • STAT 4310 Applied Regression
    • PSY 4308 Psychological Assessment
    Group C: Select one of the following (3 hours)
  • PHIL 2303 Logic
  • PHIL 4315 Symbolic Logic
  • PHIL 3302 Philosophy of Science
    SOS majors seeking this minor will need the following courses as part of their regular degree:
  • MATH 1301 serves as a prerequisite for most of the courses in this minor.
  • SOS 3312 or MATH 3309 may serve as prerequisites for MATH 3310.
  • SOS 3312 Statistics in the Social Sciences

Minor in Sociology (18 hours minimum)

  • SOC 1303 Introduction to Sociology

15 additional hours, including nine hours of 3000/4000-level courses, from among the following:

  • SOC any course
  • SOS 2308 Human Sexuality
  • SOS 3301 Social Gerontology

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