Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
    May 21, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology: Honors (BA.SOC.HON)

Students in the Sociology program will be prepared for careers in many fields, graduate school, and participation in society. Our students will graduate with an appreciation of the connection between individual experiences and the social forces in society.


  1. Graduates will be prepared to enter a wide range of occupations and graduate education opportunities.
  2. Graduates will actively acquire an appreciation for diversity and develop a more diverse world view.
  3. Graduates will develop an applied understanding of the social, cultural, and political dynamics affecting relationships between groups, organizations, institutions, and nations.
  4. Graduates will develop the ability to use the sociological imagination to view social life from various perspectives.
  5. Graduates will develop the ability to utilize the research tools of sociology for the critical evaluation of contemporary society.

BA in Sociology with Honors

The Honors program is designed to increase the depth of the superior student’s work in Sociology through a rigorous academic curriculum, greater individual contact with faculty, and the performance of original research.


1. GPA of 3.0 or better in Sociology and overall course work.

2. Recommendation by at least two faculty members from the Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice Department.

The student should make formal application to the department chair at the end of the sophomore year. At this time an individual program will be designed and agreed upon by the student and department chair. It will include, at a minimum, the following requirements:


and complete 18 additional credits in SOC and/or ANT courses chosen in consultation with the department advisor

and complete 12 credits in related work (approved by the coordinator)

and complete the Statistics courses (6 cr):

and complete a senior thesis through Independent Study or Seminar.

And complete the university's Gen Ed requirements

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-Students must attain a GPA of at least 3.0.

-Strongly recommended is an intermediate proficiency in a foreign or computer language.

Recommendations of departmental honors are made on the basis of performance in course work and the senior thesis.