Applied Social Research

(20-22 semester hours)


The Minor in Applied Social Research teaches skills fundamental for conducting and interpreting impactful and interdisciplinary applied social research.  These skills include identifying social concerns; gathering, organizing, analyzing, and interpreting meaningful data; and using that data to inform practical solutions to social problems. Students learn hands-on quantitative and qualitative methods, critical thinking, and teamwork--all skills that they can carry into the twenty-first century workplace: in government, social agencies, business and marketing, healthcare, environmental sciences, criminal justice, non-profit management, information technology, statistics, consulting, and more. Students will take three core ASO courses: ASO 201 (Introduction to Applied Social Research), ASO 301 (Applied Social Research Methods), and ASO 401 (Applied Social Research Capstone), along with STA 261 (Statistics) and two additional approved social science courses. (Social Science majors--ATH, GEO, POL, PSS/PSY, SOC--may only count one course from their respective major toward the Applied Social Science Minor).


 Please contact department for information. Program requirements are available at Miami University's General Bulletin website.


Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences