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Sociology Minor

Earn a Minor in Sociology at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll stand out in your field with a broad understanding of human social behaviors and skills to enact change in society—valuable in a variety of careers. Take advantage of opportunities to build your résumé through an internship, service experiences, research endeavors, and more.

Program at a Glance

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers diverse well-rounded degree programs to prepare critical thinkers to make a difference in the world for Christ.

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  • March 8, 2024

Program Units


  • Azusa (Main Campus)


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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Explore how biblical insights and values clarify understanding of sociology.
  • Put learning into action through internship and community service opportunities.
  • Discover how to relate to others in an increasingly diverse, polarized, and multicultural society.
  • Study topics from the intimate family to the hostile mob, from crime to religion, and more. 
  • Practice using social theory and research to confront social problems.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
13 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid
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Hannah Hernandez ’20, sociology major,  discovered the power of listening to and understanding others’ stories while studying abroad in South Africa. 

Program Details

Sociology is the study of social life and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. The subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob, from crime to religion, and from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture. 

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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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