For more information, contact: Charlotte Frascona, 8127 Social Science Building, 608-262-3805,

An Option A minor in Sociology is composed of 9 credits of graduate-level coursework in either the Department of Sociology or the Department of Community & Environmental Sociology.  The departments do not require students to take specific courses; instead, students are encouraged to meet with the sociology graduate program advisor to discuss their interests and goals and to find out which courses may be useful to them and when they are likely to be offered.  Students may enroll in any graduate-only courses (i.e., those numbered 700–999) with the exception of SOC 700 Introductory Proseminar for Graduate Students and SOC 990 Thesis. 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 and Class Search: Graduate 50%: Y.

Faculty: Professors Schwartz (chair, Sociology), Bell (chair, Community & Environmental Sociology), Carlson, Curtis, Elwert, Emirbayer, Enstad, Ermakoff, Fletcher, Freeland, Friedland (affiliated), Fujimura, Gerber, Goldberg, Grodsky, Higgins (affiliated), Lim, Massoglia, Montgomery, Morales (affiliated), Nobles, O’Guinn (affiliated), Rogers (director, COWS), Seidman, Stoecker, Thornton (affiliated); Associate Professors Alatout, Christens (affiliated), Conti, Dykema (director, UWSC), Eason, Engelman, Feinstein, Grant (director, Graduate Studies), Halpern-Meekin (affiliated), Light, Posey-Maddox (affiliated), Shoemaker (affiliated), White; Assistant Professors Addo (affiliated), Baldridge (affiliated), Bea (affiliated), Besbris, Conwell, Garoon, Ifatunji (affiliated), Jensen, Leachman (affiliated), Meuris (affiliated), Oh, Rios, Simmons (affiliated), Trejo, Ward, Xiong (affiliated).