The sociology department offers both a master's and doctoral program.
Areas of Specialization
In addition to core required courses in theory and methods, we have eight areas of substantive specialization for research and teaching. The areas of specialization (AOS) are listed below:
- Race and Ethnic Studies
- Gender and Sexuality
- Family, Aging, and the Life Course
- Social Psychology and Theory
- Criminology and Deviance
- Social Movements
- Urban Demography and Population Studies
Master's students must declare one AOS and complete a minimum of one three-credit 600- or 700-level course in this area. Doctoral students must declare two areas of specialization and complete a minimum of three-credits of 600- or 700-level courses in each area. Doctoral students take their specialty area comprehensive exams in each of their declared AOS.