Sociology offers a minor for current doctoral students in other Stanford departments and schools
Students pursuing a Ph.D. in a program other than Sociology may apply for the Ph.D. Minor in Sociology. Ph.D. students cannot pursue a minor in their own program.
University requirements for the Ph.D. minor are described in the Bulletin.
Students must complete a minimum of 30 graduate-level units with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) or better. All 30 units for the minor must be in courses taught by faculty appointed in the Sociology department. Students must enroll in the SOC course offerings (not cross-listed sections).
There are two exceptions: five (5) of these units may be taken as an independent study or directed reading with a member of the sociology faculty; another five (5) units may be taken in a statistics or methods course taught in another department. All units must be taken for a letter grade. Workshops and colloquium do not count towards the Ph.D. minor.
To request the PhD Minor in Sociology:
- A PhD minor program proposal must be submitted via email to the Director of Graduate Studies and Student Services Office. Your Ph.D. Minor proposal must have all Sociology or other courses to be applied to the minor listed, including course number, units, and final grades.
- A short statement of purpose (2 pages) must also be submitted via email to the Director of Graduate Studies and Student Services Office.
- After approval from the Director of Graduate Studies, submit the Application for Ph.D. Minor form via Axess. The Application for Ph.D. Minor form must have all approved Sociology or other courses to be applied to the minor listed, including course number, units, and final grades.