Department Policies

Graduation and Departmental Honors

To graduate with honors in sociology or in cultural anthropology, a student must be recommended by the Sociology and Anthropology Department faculty. The guidelines for being considered for graduation with honors in sociology are:

  • Completion of 35 units of course work.
  • An overall grade point average of at least 3.2.
  • A grade point average in the major of at least 3.5.
  • A grade in the culminating experience (Soc 461) of at least an A-.
  • A score on Comprehensive Examinations of at least an A- (90%).
  • A reputation of academic integrity.
  • Nomination by the department and approval by the faculty of the college as a whole.