Departmental Honors

The Department of Sociology offers departmental honors in Sociology and Criminology. To achieve this honor, students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.3, a GPA of 3.5 in Sociology or Criminology, and a minimum of B in all Sociology/Criminology courses. Program participants write an independent research paper, which is submitted to the Undergraduate Committee. The nature of the independent research project is determined by the faculty member with whom the student works. This project is done in SOC 498 & SOC 499 (Honors I & II) which should be taken during the student's final two semesters. The student should register with the same professor for both classes. Eligible students meeting requirements will need to complete the Honors Thesis Agreement Form with their supervising faculty member and submit it to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

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