Any student enrolled at Virginia Tech can minor in sociology.
Courses taken to fulfill the requirements of the sociology minor also can be used to fulfill the requirements of the Pathways to General Education Curriculum.
Courses taken to fulfill the requirements of the minor cannot be taken pass-fail. Courses with a letter grade of "F" do not count toward the minor requirements.
Sociology courses taken prior to declaring a minor in sociology can count toward meeting the requirements of the minor, including no more than 6 hours of transfer credits in sociology.
GPA Requirement: A minimum of 2.0 GPA in all sociology courses that are taken to fulfill the requirements of the sociology minor. All courses taken to fulfill the requirements of the sociology minor are considered in the calculation of the minor GPA.
Declaring a Sociology Minor
Obtain a Minor Checksheet from the Department of Sociology main office, 560 McBryde Hall.
Complete a request to change major/minor form and give it to the staff in the sociology office.
In order to have your minor in sociology processed for the Registrar's records, it is recommended that you submit this form no later than the semester before your last semester when you will be graduating. It is not necessary that you complete the 18 hours required for the minor before you submit the form; however, the earlier you submit the form the easier it will be for your advisor to check your DARS form and confirm that the minor requirements have been met. Graduating seniors should refer to the timetable for the last date that the form can be submitted prior to graduation.
Minor Advisor: Meeting with the sociology advisor is not required but highly recommended. Contact the Sociology Department, 560 McBryde, 540-231-8971.
Number of Credits in Sociology Required for the Minor: 18 hours