Honors Program


School Honors Program

The Honors Program in Sociology is open to outstanding Sociology majors during their junior and senior year. To gain admission to the program, potential Honors students normally take Sociology courses in theory (Sociology 120), methods (Sociology 110), statistics (Sociology 10A-B-C) and at least two Sociology core courses. Students who receive an average grade of 3.5 or better in these courses are eligible for the Honors program. In addition, Honors students should have an average of 3.2 or better in all courses taken at UCI. Majors who are transfers may petition for entry into the program based on their grades from their former schools.

During their senior year, Honors Program students write a thesis, designed and carried out under faculty supervision. Projects normally entail some empirical analysis of sociological data. Students meet regularly in a two-quarter Honors seminar to design and carry out these projects, to exchange ideas, and to help analyze each other's work (Sociology H188A and H188B; satisfies Sociology major requirement C: Honors students do not have to take Sociology 180A). In addition, Honors students are required to attend between six to nine Sociology guest lectures and subsequent meetings to discuss relevant sociological issues. Upon successful completion of the program, students graduate with Honors in Sociology.

Honors Program Applications are available online and on the undergraduate bulletin board across from SSPB 4215.

Application Deadline is June 1.


National Honors Society

Alpha Kappa Delta is the National Honors Society for undergraduates in Sociology.  AKD seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of Sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as well as lead to improvement in the human condition.  To learn more, visit AKD's website.

To apply, please download and fill out the printable application and return to Ekua Arhin at earhin@uci.edu.

Application deadline is January 10th.

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