The honors program in Sociology offers exceptional students the opportunity to conduct independent research, write a thesis paper, and graduate with honors. Many who complete the program say it is one of their most rewarding undergraduate experiences. Honors students receive guidance from faculty mentors, participate in research, and are encouraged to present their work at regional and national sociology conferences.
If you develop a strong interest and aptitude for Sociology, aim for an honors degree. The honors certification requires you to complete an honors thesis, typically during the junior or senior year. You apply to the honors program in the spring semester prior to the year you plan to complete your thesis.
The honors thesis is a paper of 20-30 pages, based on a study of empirical research. It is completed during an honors seminar where you are required to give a formal presentation.