To qualify for “Graduation with Honors in Sociology,” a major must meet the College’s requirement for a 3.25 grade-point average for all college work and a 3.5 GPA in Sociology. S/he also must complete 6 hours of course work in SOC 499, culminating in a superior thesis, which will be reviewed by three members of the College faculty, at least two of which shall be from the Sociology department. Honors work almost always requires more than one semester from the time it is initially planned until its completion. It typically involves a close working relationship with a member of the Sociology faculty expert in the field of the honors student’s thesis. Therefore, very early planning for an honors major is strongly recommended. Interested students should contact a member of the Sociology faculty ideally in the third semester prior to graduation and no later than the beginning of the second semester prior to graduation.
Honors Theses by Recent Graduates:
- Young Women's Experiences with Hooking up and Relationships (PDF) by Emily Page, Fall 2011 Graduate
- Faith in Pop Culture (PDF) by Jared Powell, Fall 2011 Graduate