Students in the doctoral program in sociology select an area of specialization for intensive study. The five specialty areas available in our program are:
Crime and Conflict
Sociology of the Family
Health and Illness
Community and Environment
Students may also pursue specialties within or across the primary areas of specialization, or propose self-designed areas to the Graduate Committee for consideration.
Ph.D. Degree Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of three years in residence and take a minimum of sixteen courses in sociology (at least eight as seminars) other than dissertation research.
|SOC 911||Sociological Theory I||4|
|SOC 912||Sociological Theory II||4|
|SOC 901||Sociological Methods I: Intermediate Social Statistics||4|
|SOC 902||Sociological Methods II: Research Design||4|
|SOC 903||Sociological Methods III: Advanced Social Statistics||4|
|SOC 904||Sociological Methods IV: Qualitative and Historical Research Methods||4|
|Select four courses in a major area|
|Select five electives|
Students must pass written examinations in the major area of sociological specialization and in advanced theory and methodology, and write and defend the doctoral dissertation.