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Sociology Senior Honor Thesis

To graduate with honors in Sociology, Sociology majors who qualify are eligible to write a Senior Honors Thesis. Qualifications include:

• Senior status
• 3.5 GPA overall and in Sociology
• a research topic of sociological interest
• a faculty sponsor

If interested, please contact Dr. Debra A. Henderson, Honors Thesis Coordinator.

Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honors Society

Sociology students who qualify can become life-long members of the Beta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Honor Society for Sociology. Members join with thousands of others who identify nationally as successful Sociology students. In addition, members are eligible for awards based on competitive essay contests conducted by Alpha Kappa Delta.

Alpha Kappa DeltaTo become a member, several criteria must be met. The eligible student must be a sociology major and hold at least a 3.0 GPA. The one-time cost of joining Alpha Kappa Delta is $40.00. Students interested in Alpha Kappa Delta can contact Criminology Director Dr. Thomas Vander Ven for additional information.

Sociology Honors Tutorial Program

The Sociology Program has an established Honors Tutorial degree offered through Ohio University's nationally unique Honors Tutorial College. It extends an Oxford-style education to gifted students, in which many courses in that student's area of specialization are taught in a tutorial fashion. This means the student and faculty member meet for individualized learning through direct discussion, covering far more breadth and depth of subject matter than is possible in standard courses. The Honors Tutorial College requires entering students to be in the upper 10% of their high school class, have a G.P.A. of 3.5 or above, and have a combined SAT score of at least 1300 or an ACT of 30. Students interested should contact the Honors Tutorial College directly for additional information.


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