Transfer courses are limited to two courses, and Advanced Placement credits may not be used toward a minor.
No more than two courses used toward the minor may be used toward foundation, distribution, major, or other requirements.
The senior honors thesis takes the form of an extensive research-based project culminating in a scholarly monograph (or an artistic or technical product).
The honors thesis: Typically, the honors thesis takes the form of independent research within your major (or in one of your majors) and results in a scholarly monograph that incorporates extensive research, critical analysis, and a sustained argument centered on a defined research question or hypothesis.
*Update for Sociology Majors Graduating in 2020 and Beyond For Sociology majors graduating in 2020 and beyond, the requirements for eligibility for summa honors will include the following, in addition to the above university summa requirements.
Students must take at least five (5) Sociology courses numbered 100 or above.
Students must further satisfy any requirements stated by their major department or program for highest distinction, which will be confirmed by a vote of that faculty.
Finally, summa cum laude is awarded only by special vote of the entire faculty, recognizing extraordinary achievement in the breadth, as well as the depth, of the student’s intellectual development.
The department must vote to confirm high distinction.
*Highest distinction (summa cum laude) may be conferred at commencement on liberal arts students who achieve a record of six credits of A or A‐ in the courses required for one of their majors including related fields, and whose cumulative GPA is 3.80 or better.