To provide a broad background in general sociology and to create the capacity for the development of rigorous research, teaching, and/or applied skills in at least one area of specialization. Although faculty interests cover a wide range of sub-areas within sociology, the areas of specialization offered in the doctoral program include:
- Quantitative methods is offered as a minor area of specialization at the PhD level.
- For students interested in a terminal MA degree, we offer and additional area of concentration in applied demography.
The department houses two research centers: