Become an expert social scientist able to conduct innovative research, understand and model human behavior in a variety of professional settings and teach with excellence.
Our sociology doctoral program offers close research mentorship from diverse and highly qualified faculty members in four main areas: social networks, social psychology, health and well-being, and inequalities. We offer a warm and supportive environment in which to develop your skills and scholarly publications.
Engage in rigorous academic study in a productive department while developing a foundation in social scientific theory.
Develop concrete skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods suited for a variety of jobs.
Hone your project management and communication skills, which are sought after in many workplaces.
Define and study social problems, identify structural factors that contribute to outcomes, and analyze connections.
What You’ll Study
Apply a breadth and depth of discipline-specific knowledge, major theories and theoretical approaches in sociology overall and in a selected specialty area. Utilize advanced statistical tools and a range of research methods, such as advanced causal modeling techniques, survey research, experimental methods and qualitative methods. Develop professional teaching skills.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Delivering a message or presentation to an audience effectively and persuasively
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Attention to Detail
Being meticulous and thorough in all aspects of a task or project
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Research Scientist
- Social Work Director
- User Experience Lead
- Marketing Executive
- Private Industry
- Social Media