Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of Fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page.


The Ph.D. program is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment that values diverse backgrounds, and prepares doctoral degree candidates for successful careers as scholars and professionals in sociology and various related fields.

Ph.D. Degree Requirements

The Department of Sociology conducts a course of study leading to the Ph.D. degree.

Graduate Courses

This page provides descriptions for courses in the Department of Sociology's graduate program.

Designated Emphases

Graduate students may earn distinction by participating in a Designated Emphasis curriculum.

Graduate Bylaws

The Graduate Group Bylaws define the organization and administrative and operational responsibilities of the Department of Sociology's graduate program.

Graduate Handbook

The Graduate Program Handbook outlines curricular components and student performance expectations.