The mission of the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology is to advance knowledge, teaching, and outreach concerning the relationships between human communities (where people live, work, and play) and their biophysical environment. Learning goals for a doctoral minor in community and environmental sociology are to:

  1. understand how social science arguments are constructed and evaluated;
  2. develop the ability to assess data quality and understand whether data are appropriate to answer specific questions; and
  3. learn general theories on basic social processes, especially those related to the relationships among society and the environment and the social organization of communities.

For more information about the minor, contact:

Charlotte Frascona
Graduate Program Advisor
8127 Sewell Social Science Building
1180 Observatory Drive

An Option A minor in Community and Environmental Sociology is composed of 9 credits of graduate-level coursework.  Students may enroll in any graduate-only courses (i.e., those numbered 700–999).  They may also enroll in any of the advanced graduate–undergraduate courses (i.e., those numbered 300–699) that are either specifically designed for graduate students or assess graduate students separately from undergrads.  Such courses carry this designation in the Course Guide: Graduate 50%: Y.  A maximum of 3 credits of independent study is allowed.