UAlbany Sociology Honors Program

Director of HonorsProgram: David Wagner

Director of honors program: David Wagner

Sociology Honors Program

The honors program in sociology combines recognition of general academic excellence with demonstrated achievement in sociology. The program is structured to provide exposure to the breath of sociological modes of inquiry, while also stimulating and supporting original, student-initiated exploration of sociological issues.

Selection and Evaluation

The student must have declared sociology as a major and have completed at least 12 credits of course work in sociology. The student must have an overall grade point average not lower than 3.25 and a 3.50 in sociology for admission to the honors program. Upon satisfactory completion of the honors curriculum and of courses required of all majors, students will be recommended by the Director of the Honors Program to graduate with honors in sociology. The student must maintain the same grade point average overall and the same average in the major as were required for admission to the honors program.


A total of 36 credits in sociology, including A Soc 115M or 115G, 220, 221, 235, and a Senior Honors Thesis (A Soc 498). See Honors Program degree requirements.


The undergraduate honors director administers the program, advises students, and helps students in selecting thesis advisers. The thesis is discussed in a forum involving the adviser and the honors director upon its completion in the senior year.