Director: Dr. Elizabeth Stearns

The Sociology Honors Program aims to identify, encourage, and nurture students with exceptional analytical, creative, and communicative skills.  The program stresses guided, but self-directed, independent study culminating with an undergraduate thesis. Each honors student will be assisted and evaluated by a faculty committee. The Sociology Honors Program is great preparation for post baccalaureate/graduate training in Sociology and other social science fields, as well as a stellar addition to student resum├ęs.

When can I apply? 

Students may apply during their sophomore or junior year.

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must maintain a 3.2 overall GPA and a 3.5 GPA in departmental courses.

What are the curricular requirements?

Students take a total of 9 hours of honors courses, including up to six (6) hours in honors college courses and at least three (3) hours specifically in sociology. Of those sociology courses, one must be in your concentration (if applicable) and one must be SOCY 3799, the thesis course. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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