Minors and Certificates

Minors in the School of History and Sociology

For students interested in broadening their educational experience at Georgia Tech, the School of History and Sociology (HSOC) offers minors in History and Sociology as well as joint minors in Health, Medicine, and Society (HMS)Science, Technology, and Society (STS)Social JusticeSports, Society, and Technology (SST); and Women, Science, and Technology (WST).

Beyond the introductory level courses, all history and sociology classes are listed as HTS courses. The course title usually indicates whether the class is history or sociology. Students petition for the minor at the time they petition for the major degree. Minors are conferred upon graduation and appear on students' transcripts.

Courses required by name and number and/or used to satisfy Core Areas A through E in a student's major degree program may not be used in satisfying the course requirements for a minor. However, courses used in a minor also may be used to fulfill other elective requirements (free electives, technical electives, etc.) in the student's major degree program. To learn more about the general requirements for a minor, visit the Georgia Tech catalog website.

For more information on the minors offered in the School of History and Sociology, email the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies at Dr. D'Unger. You can also schedule an advising appointment with her using the online appointment scheduler.

What Can I Do With a Minor?

Certificates in the School of History and Sociology

The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) awards certificates in recognition of concentrated knowledge in a given area.

Students can focus their social science courses and acquire advanced knowledge in five areas: History, Sociology, African-American Studies, Asian Affairs, or European Affairs.

The certificate demonstrates your achievement in areas beyond your major to employers and graduate institutions, and is helpful to students going on to graduate study in law, medicine, or business. It adds breadth both to your education and to your resume. By scheduling your courses carefully, you can earn a certificate by taking only one additional course beyond the standard social science requirements met by all Tech students. Beyond the introductory level courses, all history and sociology classes are listed with the "HTS" prefix. The course title usually indicates whether the class is history or sociology.

If you would like more information, or are interested in a certificate, please consult with the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Amy D'Unger (105 Old Civil Engineering Building). To make an appointment with Dr. D'Unger, go to the Georgia Tech online advising appointment scheduler. To participate in the program, you need only fill out a simple form.