Minor Requirements for Emory Sociology

The minor requires 7 courses in Sociology (minimum 21 hours) and a GPA of 2.0 or higher within the minor.

  • Step 1: Complete the online form by (a) clicking here for the Office of Undergraduate Education webpage containing OUE Forms and then (b) choosing (and submitting online) the "Declaration of Major/Minor Form."
  • Step 2You will be contacted via email by Arlo Pittman (Arlo.pittman@emory.edu), the Academic Services and Coordinator for Undergraduate Studies in Emory Sociology. 


Minors must take one of the following courses:

  • SOC 201: Organizations and Society
  • SOC 214: Class, Status, and Power
  • SOC 221: Culture and Society
  • SOC 225: Sociology of Sex & Gender
  • SOC 230: Sociological Aspects of Health & Illness
  • SOC 245: Individual and Society
  • SOC 247: Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 355W: Research Methods in Sociology
  • SOC 457W: Development of Sociology Theory


The remaining six courses are electives. All sociology courses count as electives, with the following conditions:

  • Electives must be a minimum of 3 credit hours
  • No more than 1 courses from the SOC 497R-499R series may count as an elective toward the minor
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade. 
  • Minors who study abroad may take up to 2 electives abroad. See the Undergraduate Director, Dr. Jeff Mullis (jeff.mullis@emory.edu) for pre-approval of study-abroad courses.