The Sociology Major / Minor

Declaring a Major or Minor in Sociology

Please complete the online Declaration of Major/Minor form by clicking here for the Office of Undergraduate Education webpage containing OUE Forms and then choosing (and submitting online) the "Declaration of Major/Minor Form." After submitting your request, you will be shortly contacted via email by Arlo Pittman (, the Academic Services and Coordinator for Undergraduate Studies in Emory Sociology. 


You will be contacted to schedule an appointment with the Coordinator for Undergraduate Studies, Arlo Pittman

At that appointment meeting, Arlo Pittman will review with you the sociology requirements and the sociology opportunities available. He will also assign you a regular faculty adviser. This Faculty Adviser will be an important source of information about the program, course planning, and career options.


You will be contacted by Arlo Pittman, and you do not need to schedule an appointment.

Knowing the Requirements of a Major or Minor in Sociology

Click on the links below for information on the types and numbers of courses associated with the Emory Sociology Major or the Emory Sociology Minor.

Major Requirements 

Minor Requirements 

Exploring Other Types of Majors Involving Sociology

Sociology plays a prominent role in other majors on campus. For example, both the Media Studies Major and the Human Health Major have a notable sociology component: several of our courses count towards each major and some of our faculty are closely linked with each major as well. 

Two particular majors are especialy notable: the joint major in Sociology and Religion and the Sociology Track of the Quantiative Sciences major.

Discussing a Major or Minor in Sociology with Peers

You can learn more about majoring or minor in Sociology by contacting our Emory Sociology Peer MentorsThey can provide you with a student's perspective on the ins and outs of the major or minor, as well as make recommendations regarding classes, opportunities and faculty at Emory Sociology.