PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
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?
This human-centered minor pairs well with virtually any major program of study.
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
- Nonprofit and charity work
- Politics and activism
- Public service
Learn Completely Online
Earn your degree at your convenience with our easy-to-access, fully online curriculum. Courses combine the benefit of live video instruction with the convenience of online learning. 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.
- Sociology Minor (18 credit hours)
- SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
- SOCI 111 Social Psychology
- 12 credit hours of electives in sociology
NOTE: One elective for the Sociology minor may come from any of the following: HMSV 351 Aging in American Society, HMSV 376 Social Stratification, HMSV 380 Research Methods, or HMSV 410 Death and Dying.
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Contact an academic advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.
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