Dec 06, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology Honors Program

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The honors program is open by departmental permission to declared sociology majors with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA and a 3.5 declared GPA in sociology courses. Students who are considering attending graduate school are encouraged to apply to the honors program. Students complete two 500, 600, or 700 Sociology (SOC) master’s-level courses and 6 credits of SOC 483 . Students may not repeat 500 dual-level courses if the student has already taken the course at the 400-level. Students must meet graduate school requirements before enrolling in graduate-level courses. Students should be aware that, in accordance with university policy, graduate-level courses taken for the Honors Track cannot later be applied toward an IUP graduate program. SOC 320  is a prerequisite for enrollment in graduate classes and thesis credits. Pending approval, a student may substitute up to two honors courses for one or two of the graduate-level courses. Students must earn at least a grade of “B” in each course completed for the track and must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA. To determine how Honors Track courses will be integrated into existing requirements for the sociology major, students should consult their advisors.

Students may be invited to apply or may nominate themselves. In either case, to be considered for the Sociology Honors Track, students must have earned 15 credits in sociology. Sociology majors who have met the eligibility requirements must submit an application to the chairperson of the Department of Sociology after they have earned at least 60 credits, but prior to their senior year. Students are encouraged to apply for the honors program in the last semester of their sophomore or first semester of their junior year.


  • Declared major in sociology and completion of 60cr, SOC 320 , and 12 additional credits in SOC

Required Courses:

Total Honors Requirements: 12

(1) Credits for HNRC 499  are counted in the Liberal Studies synthesis requirement.

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