This minor is co-directed by the Kinsey Institute and the Interdepartmental Graduate Committee on Human Sexuality. The Human Sexuality Program offers a doctoral minor of 12 credits from related interdisciplinary subject areas.
DetailsThe program covers a basic yet broad overview of human sexuality. Students examine the behavioral, biological, cultural, and social components of sexuality and also study of the role of sexuality in the arts and public policy. The program is particularly useful for persons entering fields involving the social and behavioral sciences, education, health science and medicine, counseling and therapy, nursing, social work, humanities, criminal justice, and public policy.
The Human Sexuality minor is intended for students currently enrolled in doctoral programs such as:
Selecting an advisor
Students should select an advisor from our list of Kinsey Institute affiliated faculty
Only one core course (K690, H555, or S522) is required. Students may take all courses for credit toward the minor, with the remaining hours being selected—upon consent of the student’s minor area faculty advisor—from other courses that have a major emphasis on sexuality.
All students intending to complete the Ph.D. minor in Human Sexuality should notify the program co-chairs:
Ph.D. minors must take at least one of the following core courses. Remaining hours should be determined with the minor-area faculty advisor and approved by the program co-chairs.
The following faculty are members in the University Graduate School faculty and have the endorsement to direct doctoral dissertations. For a complete list of faculty members, please see the University Graduate School Bulletin 2016–17.