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Special Programs

The Department of Sociology offers several opportunities for educational involvement outside the classroom.

Honors Program

The honors program offers an expanded academic experience for talented undergraduates.  It includes honors advising, special events, a mailing list with information about scholarships and awards, graduate seminars, research opportunities, and the honors thesis.  For more information, click here.

Faculty Assistantship (197T)

Undergraduates completing a Sociology course with distinction may, with the permission of the instructor, enroll in Sociology 197T (Tutoring in Sociology) and become their Faculty Assistant in that course the next time it is taught. This is for University credit and cannot be used to fulfill any major requirement. Contact your instructor to discuss this opportunity.

Special Study / Research Assistantship (199)

Sociology faculty play a pivotal role in maximizing your undergraduate education. They often have ongoing research projects which undergraduates can work on as volunteer research assistants and for which they can often receive academic credit (and, on occasion, financial compensation). Or occasionally an advanced graduate student may advertise for this opportunity.  Browse our web site to familiarize yourself with our faculty and their areas of interest in the Faculty section.  Meet them in person, either during office hours or by special appointment to discuss your research or special study interests.

Undergraduate Research Award

Junior and Senior majors who complete a substantial piece of sociological research in the course of their studies are encouraged to submit their research to the department to be considered for the Annual Undergraduate Research Award in Sociology. The deadline for submission of papers is usually in early May and the decision is made by the Undergraduate Program Committee.  Ask a staff advisor about this opportunity.

Internship Opportunities

The Sociology Department does not sponsor individual internships. With assistance from a staff advisor, you may be able to receive units for completing an internship along with SOC 192. Please speak with a staff advisor for more information.


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