A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.
To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.
In addition to University Requirements:
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.
|Minimum Units for Completion||18|
The minor program in Sociology provides students with an arena to explore the scientific study of society, beginning with foundational knowledge of major areas within sociology—such as, small group dynamics and inequities of race, class, and gender— following with specialized topics such as social justice, culture and community, environment, and health. This minor offers experience that is useful for students interested in careers such as law, business, marketing, communications, health sciences, social and government services. Students will sharpen their critical thinking skills in this minor, through writing, analysis, and research.
Student Learning Outcomes
By the time of graduation, sociology minors should be able to demonstrate understanding of the following:
1) Foundational sociological knowledge by:
2) Critical use of scientific methods to develop empirical explanations of social phenomena by analyzing and evaluating data to inform the explanation of the phenomenon being studied.More Information
Take the following 18 units:
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.