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Clarke sociology minors recognize the strong connection between studying sociology and social justice. You will have the opportunity to focus on truly understanding social issues related to race, class, and gender. With this minor, you’ll combine learning about these core social issues while exploring other fascinating aspects of human society like education, war, religion, and health – all in an effort to accurately describe and explain social interactions or behaviors.

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Program Details

Studying sociology provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to appreciate the complexities of social life and develop an awareness of the connections among themselves, their communities, society at large, and the global environment. You will complete 21 semester hours in the disciplines of sociology, social theory, and social research.

Classes You'll Take

Admission to Clarke University

Minors help students acquire knowledge which supports their major and adds breadth to their education. Students generally obtain a minor by completing 21 semester hours in that field. Course descriptions can be found under the appropriate departmental heading. Consult with your advisor to apply for a minor field of study.

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Apply to Clarke today to begin your journey.

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Meet Our Faculty

When our graduates speak about the Clarke moments that helped shape them, there’s always a professor in the story. That’s because being a faculty member at Clarke University requires a deep passion for educating, encouraging, and empowering students. Here, your professors will know your name. They will push you to develop your full potential, and then they’ll ask for more. And, they’ll be right there to congratulate you when you exceed even your own expectations. Often, it’s a relationship that lasts a lifetime.

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Rachel Daack, Ph.D.

I ask students to grow and to learn how to learn. I encourage them to contribute meaningfully to society.



Clarke University’s social work program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education, 1701 Duke St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA, 22314.

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