Doctoral Degree Course Requirements

Total credits required: 51

Required courses for all students:

  • Sociology 361: Statistics for Sociologists II
  • Sociology 362: Statistics for Sociologists III
  • Sociology 700: Introductory Proseminar for Graduate Students
  • Sociology 750: Research Methods in Sociology
  • Sociology 773: Intermediate Classical Theory
  • Four seminars in Sociology taught by Sociology or Community & Environmental Sociology faculty. (These courses may or may not be labeled “Seminar,” but they’re typically numbered between 900 and 979; training research courses — i.e., those numbered between 980 and 995 — don’t count toward the seminar requirement.)

Additional courses required for students affiliated with the Center for Demography & Ecology (CDE):

  • Soc 663: Population and Society
  • Soc 674: Elementary Demographic Techniques
  • Soc 756: Advanced Demographic Techniques

Each semester, throughout the graduate program, CDE students also enroll in:

  • Soc 995: Demography Training Seminar (meets on Wednesdays)
  • Soc 997: Demography Seminar (meets on Tuesdays)

Minor Requirement:

  • Option A, external: a minimum of nine graduate credits in one department or program (either single disciplinary or multi-disciplinary) outside of both Sociology and Community & Environmental Sociology.
  • Option B, distributed: a minimum of nine graduate credits in two or more departments outside of both Sociology and Community & Environmental Sociology. The courses must be thematically unified and thus form a coherent topic. The nine credits for the Option B Minor may include one (but no more than one) course cross-listed with Sociology or Community & Environmental Sociology, but no courses may be taught by either Sociology or Community & Environmental Sociology professors.