Honors Program

Students may declare Honors in the Sociology Major in consultation with the Sociology academic advisor Lyn Macgregor.


To earn Honors in the Major in Sociology, students must satisfy the requirements for the major (above) and the following additional requirements:

  • Earn a 3.300 overall unversity GPA
  • Earn a 3.300 GPA for all SOC courses, and all courses accepted in the major
  • Complete 21 credits, taken for Honors, with individual grades of B or better, to include:
SOC/​C&E SOC  357 Methods of Sociological Inquiry 4
SOC/​C&E SOC  475 Classical Sociological Theory 3
SOC 681 Senior Honors Thesis 3
SOC 682 Senior Honors Thesis 3

The remaining Honors credits, to reach the 21 credit minimum, must be in courses at or above the 300 level.

You may optionally upload your senior thesis to an online repository at https://minds.wisconsin.edu/handle/1793/84081 in the Minds@UW framework. Depositing your thesis will give it a permanent URL (web address) and it will show up in Internet searches, including in Google Scholar. Link to more information: