The Ph.D. Program is designed to give the student systematic exposure to sociological theories and methods of social research (including statistics), as well as the opportunity to develop special competence within an area of concentration. The areas of interest in the department are reflected in the course offerings and research activities of the faculty. Holders of the Ph.D. in sociology have entered careers as teachers of sociology at the college- or university-level, and in research positions related to their areas of special interest in government and the private sector.
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