PhD in Sociology
What does Purdue sociology offer?
Our core curriculum emphasizes a balance of theory and methodology courses, including both qualitative and quantitative methods. Beyond the core curriculum, students can select courses in seven areas of specialization:
- Health, Aging, and the Life Course
- Law and Society
- Social Inequality: Class, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Sexuality
- Social Movements and Political Sociology
- Sociology of Religion
- Work and Organizations
Where are our former students?
Most of our PhDs find jobs in academia at a range of institutions from research universities to small liberal arts colleges. Other alumni hold research positions in private and non-profit firms.