A senior thesis is one option for the sociology major's 400-level course or "capstone" requirement. This page answers some common questions about the thesis process. If you have any other questions or want to discuss the possibility of writing a thesis, please contact our thesis coordinator, Joseph Ewoodzie, at email@example.com.
It's an opportunity to explore a topic of your own choosing in depth. It allows you to bring together much of your previous coursework, or to link your sociological learning to issues and questions that matter to you.
In order to receive honors in sociology, you must have an overall GPA of 3.2 and a GPA of 3.5 in all course work taken in the major. You must also complete a senior thesis and receive a grade of at least A-, as well as the overall recommendation of the department. Honors theses have a chair and two additional readers.