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The minor in sociology is designed for students from other disciplines who are interested in the theoretical ideas and research methods used by sociologists in their study of society. Students have the opportunity to take a wide range of courses that provide a valuable perspective for understanding the social issues at work and in daily life.
The minor in sociology is comprised of 6 sociology courses, as described below. All courses must be taken within the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), with the exception of transfer-of-credit courses, based upon department approval and only as described below. All courses for the minor must be completed with grades of C or higher.
Sociology Minor Requirements
- CAS SO 201 Sociological Methods
- CAS SO 203 Introduction to Sociological Theories
- Two additional sociology courses at the 200 level or above*
- Two additional sociology courses at the 300 level or above
*Students should note that CAS SO 100 may be substituted for one of the two required 200-level courses.
Transferable Credits within the University
College of General Studies (CGS)
Core Curriculum (CC)
Metropolitan College (MET)
Transferable Credits from outside the University
Students pursuing a major or minor may receive credit for no more than two courses taken outside of Boston University, and only with department approval. Credit will not be given for CAS SO 201, 203, 303, or any seminar (400-level) course, all of which must be taken within the department. CAS Students should submit this form, along with the full course syllabus, to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.