Social and Behavioral Sciences (Minor)

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The minor in social and behavioral sciences provides students an interdisciplinary lens across several fields of the social and behavioral sciences, including communication, sociocultural anthropology, geography, political science, psychology and sociology.

The minor program in social and behavioral sciences provides students an interdisciplinary lens across several fields of the social and behavioral sciences, including communication, sociocultural anthropology, geography, political science, psychology and sociology.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences (Minor)

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Program requirements

The minor in social and behavioral sciences consists of 18 credit hours, of which a minimum of 12 credit hours must be upper-division. All courses used to satisfy requirements for the minor must be passed with a "C" (2.00) or better. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be completed through courses offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. A maximum of three credit hours of internship and three credit hours of individualized instruction may be used to fulfill requirements.
Students wishing to pursue a minor must meet with an academic advisor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences to construct a minor that reflects a particular area of specialty and interest.
Required Courses -- 6 credit hours
Electives (9 upper-division credit hours required) -- 12 credit hours
Choose electives from at least three of the following prefixes:
ASB Elective (3)
COM Elective (3)
FAS Elective (3)
JHR Elective (3)
POS Elective (3)
PSY Elective (3)
SOC Elective (3)
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA and BS in social and behavioral sciences

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

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