Honors in the major

To earn a degree with the designation of Honors in Sociology or Criminology, Law, and Justice, students must complete the following requirements:

  • Cumulative University of Iowa GPA of at least 3.33 and a GPA of at least 3.33 in all major courses (Sociology or Criminology, Law, and Justice).
  • Enroll in SOC:4997, Honors Seminar, in the spring semester of junior year (1 sh).
  • Take at least one upper-level undergraduate course (courses numbered SOC:3000/CRIM:3000 or higher) or a Sociology graduate course (SOC:5xxx or higher). Course instructor’s permission to enroll for honors designation is required, if the course is undergraduate level.
  • Senior honor thesis under faculty supervision -- enrollment in SOC:4998, Honors Research, is required. The honors project gives students an opportunity to conduct sociological research in close consultation with a faculty member of the student’s choice. Students often enroll in 3 sh over the course of their senior year.

Honors Advisor – Jenn Haylett

For more information on Honors in the Major, view information here.

Forms relating to the University of Iowa honors program are available here