Complimentary major/minor for Sociology major?
I plan to chase after a career in international human rights law, working with NGO's like Amnesty International or the EU court of human rights.
With that in mind, I've thought about minors/ double majors in subjects like Spanish or international studies, but am still undecided what subject would both compliment my interest in sociology and prepare me for a career in this specific field of law. (Or just law and law school in general, really).
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Most of my electives were in sociology and I was a business/marketing major. I think Sociology can complement either a minor in Business (specifically, Organizational Behavior or Human Resources) as well as Civil Law.
I am a firm believer that it does not matter so much "What" courses you take, as it does, "who" is teaching them. You want professors who are going to motivate you to do more than that which is required, who are going to push you hard to be as good as you can be. Easy "A's" aren't going to help you, and are a waste of money. Seek out the great professors!
As a sociology major, plus one who has dabbled in Civil Rights Law, I must ask, why major in Sociology? I think something a little more demanding, which is also more respected, would serve you better. Me? I'd major in International Relations, and minor in Sociology. Additional classes I'd recommend, for a pre-law curriculum, include speech, debate, accounting, and, one that is often overlooked. . . Logic. Something to work on outside of class is your organizational and time management skills - you want them perfected prior to law school!
Best of luck!