Sociology Minor

Psychology and Social Science Bachelor’s Degree Program

BVU’s sociology courses analyze human social behavior from the humanistic and objective viewpoints. The study of sociology encourages students to see the individual’s role in the larger cultural setting.

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Why should I earn a sociology minor?

Clear Connections

This human-centered minor pairs well with virtually any major program of study.

Real Impact

Gain knowledge in an area that will improve your interactions with people and understanding of groups large and small. 


As a sociology minor, you will sharpen your problem-solving, critical-thinking, and communication skills. 

What I Can Do With a Sociology Minor

  • Education
  • Nonprofit and charity work
  • Politics and activism
  • Public service

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Learn Completely Online

Earn your degree at your convenience with our easy-to-access, fully online curriculum. With one click, you can view assignments and grades, set up appointments with specialized tutors around the clock, access the student lounge, engage in group discussions, or contact professors. Get the BVU experience on your schedule, wherever you are.

    Learn at a BVU Site

    You can earn your sociology minor without leaving your community. BVU partners with Iowa community colleges throughout the state so you can take classes in person with expert faculty in a supportive environment.

      Transfer to BVU

      BVU has transfer agreements with Iowa’s community colleges, helping you get the most out of your hard-earned credits.

      Contact an academic advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

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      Sociology Courses

      • Sociology courses

      Financial Aid & Scholarships

      We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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      Sociology Faculty

      Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future of Iowa and beyond.

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      Transfer Your Credits

      Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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      Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

      With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your education, special education, or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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