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Value of a Minor

Are you interested in enhancing your studies with a minor? In addition to major areas of study, UTSA offers a variety of programs that provide valuable contributions to students' academic careers. While pursuing an undergraduate minor, students have the opportunity to explore personal interests and passions outside of their major program or complement their current major, helping them further stand out in the job market.
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Why Pursue a Minor in Sociology?

Adding a Minor in Sociology is a great way to enhance your degree and complement your area of study. You will learn the basics of research and sociological theory, as well as many principles of human behavior that can be applied to any undergraduate degree.

What You'll Study

Students pursuing the Minor in Sociology are required to take the following courses:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Social Research
  • Sociological Theory

Students must also complete 12 hours of Sociology elective courses.

Adding a Minor

Though not required, declaring a minor is an excellent way to enhance your major area of study. A minor typically consists of 6 courses (18 semester credit hours), and may have additional requirements depending on the minor selected. After being admitted to UTSA and registered for classes, students can meet with their assigned academic advisor to discuss the addition of a minor to their degree plan.

Please note, students can add a minor as long as they have earned less than 75 credit hours. However, the addition of a minor may or may not delay graduation. All requirements for the minor must be met at graduation; a minor cannot be added to a student’s degree program once they graduate. Students should meet with their assigned academic advisor to understand the impacts of adding a minor to their degree plan.
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Interested in Majoring in Sociology?

UTSA offers a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology! Visit our major page to further explore this field and see if this program is the right fit for you.

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