Honors

Mongolia2Writing an honors thesis offers students the opportunity to execute a substantial independent research project and to be considered for a Bachelor's Degree with Honors.

This option is open to outstanding students who wish to further disciplinary knowledge and skills and may be particularly attractive for students who intend to enter graduate school in sociology or anthropology. The S/A honors thesis is a long-term project that takes two semesters, usually the final two semesters before graduation, and will require you to work with a current member of the S/A faculty who will serve as your project advisor.

If interested, please contact a faculty member or the department chair. For specific information on GPA and course work requirements, please consult the academic catalog.

There are two honor societies affiliated with the department, Alpha Kappa Delta (sociology) and Lambda Alpha (anthropology). These organizations provide recognition for outstanding scholarship within their respective fields and give students a more active role in pursuing professional goals.

Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society

Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society

Alpha Kappa Delta, founded in 1928, is the international honor society in Sociology and has many chapters around the world. The local AKD chapter, Kappa of Minnesota, was established in 1995 and is committed to the ideals of scholarship as a means to serve humanity. Students in AKD travel to sociology conferences, engage in peer tutoring for all departmental students, and a number of other endeavors.


For eligibility requirements or any further information please contact the faculty advisor Dr. Jenner.

Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society

Lambda Alpha Anthology Honor Society

Lambda Alpha, founded in 1968, serve to promote and recognize superior scholarship in anthropology. It provides students a better understanding and appreciation of anthropology as an academic discipline and a forum of applied learning for the benefit of all peoples. The name Lambda Alpha is composed of the initial letters of the Greek words LOGOS ANTHROPOU, meaning "The Study of Humans."

For eligibility requirements or any further information please contact the faculty advisor Dr. Giesler.


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