Sociology - Online Minor

Indulge your social curiosity

Do you find yourself regularly questioning why society works the way it does? What about how our interactions with others shape our perceptions of the world around us? Looking to apply your interest in social justice to coursework?

An online sociology minor from Oregon State University will equip you with valuable analytical and critical thinking skills, fostering a deeper understanding of social dynamics and human behavior. It provides a strong foundation for careers in various fields that require an understanding of human interaction and social dynamics, as well as for further academic pursuits in sociology and related disciplines. 

Research as an online student

Learn important research methods for both qualitative and quantitative social research from one of the leading research institutions in the United States. Online learning and research don’t always go hand-in-hand, but at Oregon State, undergraduate sociology students have the chance to conduct original research in their upper level courses.   


The coursework in this 27-credit sociology minor is diverse but comprehensive, covering core topics like research methods, psychology, social justice and identity through the lens of community. You’ll sharpen your critical thinking, communication, data interpretation and problem solving skills through your varied coursework.

Curriculum details and minor requirements are available on Oregon State’s academic catalog.

Sample course topics

  • Social psychology
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Deviant behavior and social control
  • Science and technology in social context
  • Sociology of religion

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by Oregon State's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus consistently ranks among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.