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Sociology (Minor)

Undergraduate students may earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science with a major in sociology, sociology with an emphasis in social welfare, or criminal justice. While earning their Bachelors, students majoring in criminal justice or sociology have the chance to earn departmental honors. The departmental honors program is designed to provide undergraduate students who are excelling in their studies an opportunity for more advanced studies in their major field including the opportunity to work independently with department faculty.

Sociology (Minor)


Description


What is Sociology at ODU like?

Undergraduate students may earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science with a major in sociology, sociology with an emphasis in social welfare, or criminal justice. While earning their Bachelors, students majoring in criminal justice or sociology have the chance to earn departmental honors. The departmental honors program is designed to provide undergraduate students who are excelling in their studies an opportunity for more advanced studies in their major field including the opportunity to work independently with department faculty.

Program Highlights


What makes Sociology at ODU unique?

  • UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS 1000+

  • FULL-TIME FACULTY 23

  • PH.D STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED 12

Courses


What are some courses offered in Sociology at ODU?

SOC 320:
Social Inequality


An analysis of social differentiation, stratification, and social class. Emphasis is placed upon modern American society, with some comparison with historical and contemporary systems of other societies. Prerequisites: SOC 201S or permission of the instructor.

SOC 337:
Introduction to Social Research


An overview of the scientific approach to the study of social phenomena. Includes the application of descriptive measures, graphic techniques, survey and experimental analysis to the study of these phenomena and techniques for making qualitative judgements about such research. Prerequisites: CRJS 215S or SOC 201S.

SOC 409W:
Sociological Theory


The development of sociological thought during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Analysis of major contributions to the development of systematic thinking in contemporary sociology. (This is a writing intensive course.) Prerequisites: SOC 201S and a grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Sociology at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Sociology should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • SOC 201S is a prerequisite for the minor and is not included in the calculation of the grade point average for the minor. 

  • Students must choose ONE of the following courses (SOC 320, SOC 337, or SOC 409W) plus 9 additional credit hours of 300/400 SOC courses. 

For admission to the Sociology program


GPA:

3.00


TOEFL score::

paper based: 550 internet based: 79


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Transfer Articulation Agreements


To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to ODU.
Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


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Office:

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Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

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Phone Office:

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Email:

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International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

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Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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