Sociology (Minor)


Complement your studies with valuable knowledge of contemporary social issues, which is needed for understanding social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.



Program Description

The minor program in sociology provides an exceptional balance to studies in psychology, communication, education, business and nursing, through basic coursework and issues within the discipline.

The program is offered by the Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics.


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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus, or online
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No





Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA and BS in sociology

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Enrollment Requirements

The minor in sociology requires 18 credit hours, of which 12 credit hours must be upper-division courses. A minimum of four upper-division SOC courses must be completed from offerings on the Tempe campus.

Required Courses:

SOC 101 Introductory Sociology, SB (3)
SOC 391 Research Methods, L or SB (3) or SOC 483 History of Social Thought, SB (3) or SOC 486 Contemporary Theory, SB (3)

12 credit hours of SOC electives, of which a minimum nine credit hours must be upper-division

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.





Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.



Program Contact Information

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