This is a selective minor, and students must apply through the department. Application requirements include a GPA of 3.3 and completion of at least 30 credits at GW.

Students should declare the minor directly with the program director. More information is available on the Department of Sociology website.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 6 credits in required courses, one 3-credit selective course, and 9 credits in elective courses.

No more than two courses from any one department can be used to fulfill the requirements for the minor. The exception is when SOC 2988 is selected as an elective, a second SOC elective can be taken.
No more than two courses can be counted toward this minor and any other minor or major.
SOC 2167Sociology of Law
or SOC 2167W Sociology of Law
UW 2031Equality and the Law
or UW 2031W Equality and the Law
One course selected from the following:
PHIL 3142Philosophy of Law
PSC 2214U.S. Constitutional Law and Politics I
PSC 2215U.S. Constitutional Law and Politics II
Three courses (9 credits), which may be any of the two remaining courses listed immediately above and/or the courses listed below.
ACCY 3601Business Law: Contracts, Torts, and Property
ACCY 4601Business Law: Enterprise Organization
BADM 4101Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
ECON 3190Law and Economics
GEOG 3193Environmental Law and Policy
HIST 3370U.S. Constitutional History
IAFF 2444International Law
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (Only in topics Humanitarian Assistance and International Development Law and Global Telecom and Internet Law)
MAE 3171Patent Law for Engineers
PSC 2213Judicial Politics
PSC 2230Law and Justice: The View from Hollywood
PSC 2367Human Rights
PSC 2444Public International Law
PUBH 3115Global Health and Human Rights
PUBH 3136Health Law
SMPA 2173Media Law
SOC 2143Criminal Justice System Arrest Through Appeal
SOC 2145Criminal Law
SOC 2146The Bill of Rights and Criminal Justice
SOC 2988Internship in Law and Society
WGSS 3470Sexuality and the Law