Undergraduate Program: Honors Program in Sociology

Honors students work closely with the undergraduate chair, program manager, and a faculty thesis advisor for a tailored research experience that culminates with the completion of a thesis. Students who are interested in applying for the Honors program must maintain a 3.5 GPA within the major, and a 3.3 overall GPA.
Recent honors students have researched topics such as how emotional labor styles impact the relationships service workers have with customers; how adolescents are socialized to perceive sexual behavior before participating in these behaviors; and how child care arrangements differ based on various demographic characteristics.
The requirements for Honors in Sociology are:
1. SOCI 300: Thesis Workshop (Spring of Junior Year for .5 CU, and Fall of Senior Year for another .5 CU. This course meets bi-weekly each semester).
2. SOCI 399: Independent Study with thesis advisor (Fall of Senior year) or a course, at the discretion of the undergraduate chair, that is relevant to your research project.
3. Completion of a Senior Thesis. A near-final version is due at the end of the Thesis Workshop course, and a final, bound version is due the last weekday of January.