Graduation with Honors in Sociology
- To qualify for “Graduation with Honors in Sociology,” you must meet the College’s requirement for a 3.25 grade-point average for all college work and a 3.5 GPA in Sociology.
- You 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.
Graduate with Honors
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 Sociology ProjectIn SOC 161, as a final project during the 2020 pandemic, students were asked to write an op-ed considering its possible impacts on social groups both today and in the future, or to write on other areas they felt need improvement in our society.
2020 Student SOC 161 Projects
- Qays Abu-Saymeh - An Inflection Point in the Climate Crisis and the Health of China (.pdf)
- Adrian Blanco - COVID-19 Shows More Than Just Lack of Preparation (.pdf)
- Allie Burch - Making Your Voice Count: Incarceration and COVID-19 (.pdf)
- Karis Brown - Institutionalized Discrimination (.pdf)
- Leyton Brunner - Single Payer Healthcare and Coronavirus (.pdf)
- Stephen Fanous - Coronavirus & Racism in the Healthcare Field (.pdf)
- Yukta Yatin Pancholi - Is Gender Equality Really Prevailing in Today’s Society? (.pdf)
- Matthew Sandoval - Present, Past, and Future: Our Rising Issue of Asian Discrimination (.pdf)
- Reagan Smith - Climate Change will Impact Minorities More Greatly After COVID-19 (.pdf)
- Vinay Thiagarajan - COVID-19 and Global Food Security (.pdf)
- Protesting Police in America: A Matter of Life and Death (.pdf)
- COVID-19 and Racial Privilege (.pdf)