In addition to our long-standing M.A. program, the Department of Sociology started offering a Ph.D. program in Fall 2009. The Ph.D. program emphasizes multi-disciplinary research, teaching, and scholarship related specifically to the study of Sustainable Communities in Global and Urban Environments. Designed to prepare students to engage in research and teaching that focus on the post-industrial urban environment, the program requires a minimum of 60-credit hours beyond the M.A. and includes an interdisciplinary professional seminar, disciplinary core requirements (Advanced Research Methods and Study Design, Advanced Sociological Theory, a Speciality Methods course), disciplinary electives, interdisciplinary electives, a capstone interdisciplinary seminar, and a dissertation.


Browse the Sociology Collections:

Latino Communities in Old and New Destinations: Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Assessing the Impact of Legal Reforms

Sociology Faculty and Staff Publications

Sociology Sarasota Manatee Campus Faculty Publications

Sociology Theses and Dissertations