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About This Minor

Complement your major with a study of human social behavior, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.

You will take three required courses in:

  • Social Inequality
  • Sociological Theory
  • Social Research Methods

You will also choose one additional upper-level sociology course to complete the minor.

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Required Courses

  • 12 credit hours (four courses)

SOC 201S is a prerequisite for the minor. If your bachelor's program does not already include this course, it will add three credit hours to the total.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$360 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2021 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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