The Department of Sociology confers formal minors to PhD students in other departments.
The student has to take 12 credits from the Department of Sociology. Three credits
must be earned in either Contemporary or Classical Theory and three more must be earned
in an Independent Study directed by the Minor Professor. The remaining six credits
are electives at the graduate level, approved by the Minor Professor.
PhD students in sociology also have the option of earning formal minors in other related
disciplines, including multidisciplinary programs like Women's and Gender Studies.