Students pursue MS and PhD degrees in Sociology, with optional concentrations in Africana Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, or American Indian Studies.
Students work with a large, interdisciplinary faculty that includes about 30 tenure-track professors who have PhDs in sociology, anthropology, ethnic studies, English, history, foreign languages, and African Diaspora studies. Students can also study with professors and instructors from other departments on campus who are affiliated with our department.
This array of expertise allows students to pursue sociological approaches to such topics as inequality, crime, culture, global political economy, and health. Students may also develop interdisciplinary scholarship through the department's programs in Women's & Gender Studies, Africana Studies, and American Indian Studies.
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