Applied Social Science Minor

The Minor in Applied Social Science offers students a comprehensive understanding of the social dynamics that shape our world and equips them with valuable skills in research, analysis, and critical thinking. The minor provides students with a broad understanding of human behavior, societal structures, and cultural variety, along with practical skills in research and analysis. Students will take a core ASO course: ASO 201 (Introduction to Applied Social Research), three courses at the 100-level from three different disciplines (ATH, GEO, POL, PSY, and SOC), and any two courses from three different disciplines at the 200-400 level in ATH, GEO, POL, PSY, or SOC.

Students majoring in ATH, GEO, POL, PSY, PSS, or SOC not eligible for this minor.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Complete the following:
ASO 201Introduction to Applied Social Research3
Select three of the following from three different disciplines:9
Lost Cities & Ancient Civilizations
What Does It Mean To Be Human?
Global Cultural Diversity
Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
Global Forces, Local Diversity
Geographic Information Systems
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
American Politics and Diversity
American Political System
Introduction to Psychology
Sociology in a Global Context (Pick 3 courses from 3 different disciplines)
Select any two ATH, GEO, POL, PSY, or SOC courses at the 200-level or above from two different disciplines6
Total Credit Hours18