Honors Program

Sociology majors wishing to graduate with honors from the Sociology Department must successfully complete the Honors Seminar and Honors Thesis. Upon graduation, students who have completed this sequence will be awarded a certificate of achievement by the Sociology Department.

The Honors Seminar (Sociology 1002)

  • It will be offered each fall term and will be worth three credits. While taking the Honors Seminar, students must find a faculty member who agrees to serve as advisor for the Honors Thesis. It can be taken in the junior or senior year.

The Honors Thesis (currently Sociology 1903 Directed Research)

  • It will be offered every Spring Term, and will also be worth three credits. It can be taken in the junior or senior year.

Both the Honors Seminar and Honors Thesis may count as 1000-level Sociology courses, or as lower-level Sociology courses. Therefore, students pursuing the Honors option are only required to complete the usual 31 credits for the major in Sociology.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Overall Q.P.A. of 3.25
  • Sociology Q.P.A. of 3.5
  • Prerequisite courses: Sociology 0150 and Sociology 0230

(Prior completion of the Sociology Research Practicum is helpful but not required.)