Early Acceptance Application Deadline: October 30th, 2020
Final Deadline: January 8th, 2021
Read the full details, review the application & requirements, and submit your application on the Sociology Honors webpage.
Sociology Honors is a double-semester program during which you’ll conduct independent research and write a thesis under the supervision of a member of the Sociology Faculty. Honors students also attend a seminar, which meets twice weekly for 50 minutes. Attending the seminar will not increase your workload, but it will help you work more efficiently. Its purpose is to provide support, resources, and assistance relevant to successfully completing your thesis. The seminar also helps build close relationships between Honors students, creating a genuine community of young scholars.
Honors coursework consists of two 3 hour courses, SOC 679HA (first semester) and SOC 679HB (second semester), which must be taken over two long semesters. SOC 679HA and SOC 679HB will count toward the 30 hours of Sociology coursework required for the major.
The Sociology Honors Program is open to majors who have completed at least 60 hours of coursework with a Sociology GPA of at least 3.5 and an overall GPA of at least 3.0. You must have completed SOC 302 (Intro SOC) and SOC 317L (SOC statistics or approved Statistics equivalent) prior to entering the program. You are encouraged to have completed SOC 327M (Research Methods) and SOC 379M (Theory), but one or both can be taken during your first semester of the honors program. They must be completed not later than your first semester.
Many students secure a thesis supervisor before applying for Honors, but this is not required. I can help you identify potential supervisors. Applicants should have at least a general idea of the area they would like to work in.
Please contact the Sociology advisors or Honors advisor, Dr. Michael Young with any questions.
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