Oxford Campus

Law and Society

Reading, critical thinking, and exposure to social contexts in which crime, the law, and legal systems operate are essential skills in law school.  Our minor in The Sociology of Law focuses on these very skills, and they have served Miami students well in recent years. Graduates from the sociology program have gone on to prestigious law schools, including Ohio State University, Penn State University, The University of Texas, Cleveland State University, Loyola University (Chicago), The University of Cincinnati, Case Western Reserve University, and The University of Pennsylvania


The minor consists of three or four required courses and additional hours to be chosen from a set of electives for a total of at least 18 hours. A grade point average of 2.50 must be maintained for all courses in the minor.

Please declare this minor before or during your junior year. You may pursue only one pre-professional sociology minor. All courses for the minor (excluding field work) must be taken for a grade.

  • SOC 151 Social Relations OR SOC 153 Sociology in a Global Context
  • SOC 201 Social Problems OR SOC 202 Social Deviance (NOTE: If both 201 and 202 are taken, one will be counted as a requirement and the other will be counted as an elective)
  • SOC 412 Sociology of Law
Electives (to total at least 18 hours)
  • SOC 201 Social Problems
  • SOC 202 Social Deviance
  • SOC 348 Race & Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 352 Criminology
  • SOC 372 Social Stratification
  • SOC 454 Formal Organization