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Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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Departmental Honors

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences



Departmental Honors

Students majoring in the Department are eligible for the departmental honors program if they have attained Junior status, have a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.3, and have completed three departmental courses with a grade of B+ or better.

The requirements for graduating with Departmental Honors are:

• Complete an Independent Research/Study project (SOC-495) on an advanced topic in his/her major under the supervision of a departmental faculty member.

• Have an overall cumulative G.P.A. of 3.3 or better

• Have an G.P.A. of 3.3 or better in his/her major

• Earn a Bachelor of Arts degree (Intermediate II (202) of any foreign language)

• Earn a B+ or better in the following courses:

o SOC - 305 Research Methods
o SOC - 306 Social Statistics
o SOC - 410 Senior Seminar

• Earn a B+ or better in the following course:

o Sociology Majors: SOC 318 - Sociological Theory
o Criminal Justice Majors: SOC 315 - Courts and Corrections

Foreign Language Requirements/University Core Curriculum

All Departmental Majors must take 2 consecutive semesters of a foreign language, which will fulfill the language requirement of the University Core Curriculum.