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Human Sexuality
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction and the Interdepartmental Graduate Committee on Human Sexuality

Departmental E-mail: kinsey [at] indiana [dot] edu

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Ph.D. Minor in Human Sexuality

This minor is co-directed by the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction and the Interdepartmental Graduate Committee on Human Sexuality. The Human Sexual­ity Program offers a doctoral minor of 15 credits from related interdisciplinary subject areas. It is intended for students currently enrolled in a doctoral program, such as counseling, education, health behavior, psychology, or sociology. Students should select an advisor for this minor from members of the Interdepartmental Graduate Committee, listed above, or from affiliated faculty. One core course is required, 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 and/or gender (example courses are listed below). The program provides a basic yet broad overview of human sexuality. The behavioral, biological, cultural, and social components of sexuality are examined, including the study of the role of sexuality in the arts and public policy. The program will be 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.

Students interested in the Ph.D. Minor in Human Sexuality should check the Web site for current information about the minor, course offerings, and a list of affiliated faculty ( All students intending to complete the minor should contact Professor Wil­liam Yarber, Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Building 142, (812) 855-7974 or Associate Scientist/Adjunct Associate Professor Erick Janssen, The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall 313, (812) 855-7686.

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