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 in the Minds@UW framework. Depositing your thesis will give it a permanent URL, and it will show up in Internet searches, including in Google Scholar. Learn more here.

Alpha Kappa Delta

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is an international Sociology Honors Society. AKD membership can be useful if you are considering graduate study in Sociology, or if you want to be able to represent your major at graduation by wearing AKD‘s teal cords with your gown. Our department issues invitations to join AKD to qualifying sociology majors every year.