Jul 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Sociology

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Cameron Lippard, Chair

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The mission of the Department of Sociology is to promote scientific understandings of social life through teaching, scholarship, and service.   By providing rigorous training in disciplinary methods and theories, coupled with a diversity of substantive concentrations and educational experiences, we develop robust sociological imaginations and critical thinking in our students.  By encouraging and supporting scholarly research and activities by our faculty, we further the development of sociological knowledge and its application to important social issues.  Through a variety of service activities at the local, regional and national levels, we model for our students and others the importance of responsible community engagement.

Honors Program in Sociology

The Department of Sociology offers an honors program comprised of nine hours of disciplinary credit work. The honors program in sociology offers motivated students the opportunity to pursue an intellectual experience beyond that offered by the general curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with sociology faculty members to conduct independent research in their areas of interest and will leave the program well prepared for post-graduate training. Benefits of the program include deeper investigation of topics of interest, enhanced research training, personalized faculty mentorship, and the development of a writing sample, all of which will provide students with a leg up both in graduate school admissions and on the job market. Students are invited to apply for the departmental honors program upon completion of SOC 3885 Research Methods I with an overall GPA of at least 3.4. Upon invitation, interested students must submit an application and writing sample for consideration. Applications will be reviewed by the Departmental Honors Director and Department Chair.


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