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.
Chi Omega fountain on campus
Students putting their hands together

Honors Sociology Project

In 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.