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Suggested Graduate Program of Study

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Fall Semester Year 1

Course NumberTitle
SOC 5502 Proseminar*
SOC 5508 Advanced Statistics*
SOC 6600 Comparative Theories*
SOC 5513 Mind, Self, and Society or SOC 591 Elite Deviance

Spring Semester Year 1

Course NumberTitle
SOC 6615 Social Institutions
SOC 6603 Social Science Research Methods*
SOC 6621 Interdisciplinary Topics
SOC 5531 Criminology or SOC 567 Community Networking

Summer Semester Year 1

Course NumberTitle
SOC 6649 Independent Studies

Written Comprehensive Exams in August

Fall Semester Year 2 - Thesis Proposal Presentation during the fall semester

Course NumberTitle
SOC 6650 Thesis*
SOC 6601 Selected Theories
SOC 6607 Global Racial Formations or SOC 6605 Social Organizations
SOC 5591 Environmental Sociology or SOC 5591 Families and TV

Spring Semester Year 2

Course NumberTitle
SOC 6613 Social Behavior or SOC 6620 Philosophy of Social Science
SOC 6615 Social Institutions
SOC 6650 Thesis*
Oral Defense of the Completed Thesis at the end of the spring semester

*required courses: 18 credits

  • A minimum of 33 credits are required for graduation
  • At least 15 of the 33 credits have to be 600-level courses