Sociology Honors

The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences offers an Honors Program.

Students who are majoring in Sociology and have maintained a 3.2 GPA in all college work and a 3.5 GPA in Sociology are eligible to enroll in SOCI 199H (Sociology Honors Project), a class designed for the preparation and writing of an original research project. Students who maintain the required GPA and complete at least 3 units of 199H will graduate with Honors in Sociology.

Steps and Timeline for Earning Sociology Honors

  1. Two semesters or more before graduation: 
  2. Meet with the Honors Advisor to determine eligibility. 
  3. Two semester before graduation: 
  4. Devise a project that will fulfill SOCI 199H. This can be done with Honors Advisor but it is advisable to have some topic/project ideas
  5. Find a faculty member to advise/supervise SOCI 199H. The Honors Advisor can assist with this step.
  6. Develop a timeline with benchmarks for completing the project. This should be completed with the project advisor.
  7. One semester before graduation:
  8. Enroll In SOCI 199H
  9. Work with faculty advisor and department administrative staff to request permission to enroll
  10. One semester before graduation:
  11. Complete SOCI 199H
  12. Maintain GPA minimum

Honors Coordinator

Dr. Yolanda Wiggins