Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) Concentration

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) promotes collaborative interdisciplinary research on statistical methods for the social sciences, and teaches a rich menu of methodology courses for social science students.

The concentration in social statistics is designed to provide students with significant training in contemporary methods for quantitative sociological research.  The core of the concentration is successful completion of advanced CSSS coursework. Students completing the concentration will receive a Letter of Recognition from CSSS.

The most up-to-date information is available on the CSS website:

Center for Statistics and Social Sciences

Sociology Concentration

Concentration Requirements

1.  Successful completion of a coherent set of four courses in social statistics

2.  One quarter of CSSS 590 (the CSSS weekly seminar)


After you complete your coursework, submit the Request for Concentration in Social Statistics form to the Sociology GPA. When course completion is confirmed in the department and the CSSS, you will receive your letter of completion.