Sociology Honors Program

The Department of Sociology offers an honors program comprised of nine hours of disciplinary honors work, including three hours credit for developing an honors thesis. Disciplinary honors courses will be drawn from designated honors courses offered at the introductory, intermediate and advanced course levelsvin the department or through honors contracts. The honors thesis is the outcome of an independent study taken under the guidance of a supervising faculty member.

The opportunity to enroll in sociology honors courses is extended to any qualified student or by permission of the Departmental Honors Director.To graduate with honors in sociology, a student must be a major, have maintained an overall GPA of 3.4, have earned a grade of no less than a B in any honors designated course, and have completed a departmental thesis. Here is a list of these requirements:

Student must be a major in Sociology.
Completion of nine hours (9 s.h.) honors courses, with a grade of "B" or higher, in Sociology, including:
SOC 4510 (Senior Honors Thesis); AND
Overall GPA of 3.4 or higher; AND
Overall GPA in Sociology of 3.4 or higher
For more information about department honors, please contact Dr. Ellen Lamont  (828-262-7658). For questions about University honors, please go to ASU's Honors College website.