Comprehensive Training in Sociology

All students receive training in classical and contemporary theory, qualitative and quantitative research methods. Our faculty also provide courses in the most recent longitudinal, multilevel, structural equation modeling, and quasi-experimental methods.

In addition students can chose a research focus drawing upon one or more of the department's major areas of faculty research strengths:

Family and Gender;
Health, Aging, and the Life Course;
Law and Society;
Social Inequality;

Social Movements and Political Sociology;
Sociology of Religion.

In their research papers and dissertations, many students draw upon more than one of these areas and also from other departments at Purdue.

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