May 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology with Departmental Honors, BA

The honors major in sociology offers an opportunity for motivated and capable students to engage in more extensive interaction with faculty and to complete challenging individual research projects that will further their personal and professional goals.

Application to the major: To be accepted to the program, students must have both a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.50 and must have completed SOCL 3120  and SOCL 3130 . Interested students should apply in spring quarter of the junior year or fall quarter of the senior year.

Completion of the major: During senior year, sociology honors students will take the sociology honors sequence (SOCL 4770  for 3 credits in fall quarter, SOCL 4780  for 3 credits in winter quarter, and SOCL 4790  for 4 credits in spring quarter). Students in the sociology honors major complete 10 credits of course work above the norm for sociology majors (for a total of 65 credits in sociology), and also complete a substantial thesis under the direction of a faculty member. The thesis will be subject to approval by department faculty and will be presented in an oral defense. In order to complete the requirements for sociology honors and receive a notation to that effect on their transcripts, students must also maintain a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.50. In addition, the grade received for SOCL 4790  Sociology Honors Thesis Supervision must be an A or A-. In addition to the Sociology, BA  requirements, the honors major includes: