For students in other majors interested in broadening their educational experience at Georgia Tech, the School of History and Sociology offers minors in history; sociology; Health, Medicine, and Society; Science, Technology, and Society; Sports, Society, and Technology; and participates in the interdisciplinary minors in Social Justice; and Women, Science, and Technology.
The study of sociology develops analytical abilities, verbal and written communication skills, and invaluable critical tools for understanding the contemporary world. Sociology is good preparation for a broad array of careers, including business, education, public administration, and social work.
Program of Study
The sociology minor must comprise at least 15 credit hours, of which at least 9 credit hours are upper-division coursework (numbered 3000 or above). Three credit hours taken outside of sociology may be counted toward the minor, with the approval of the school. Students majoring in HTS may not minor in Sociology.
- All courses counting toward the minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis and must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better.
- A maximum of 6 credit hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program or the student may complete 3 credit hours of Special Topics and 3 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research. Students may not use 6 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research for a minor.
- A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
- It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.
Minor Program of Study & Guidelines