Departmental honors require that students entering the program have an EIU minimum GPA of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale, and permission of the Dean of the Honors College and the departmental honors coordinator. Both native and transfer students may participate in the program. All students must complete 12-13 hours of honors, including 3 hours for honors thesis. Any tenured/tenure-track faculty member may direct honors independent study, honors research, and honors thesis, the determinant being faculty expertise and student research interest. All honors research activities are potentially subject to review by the Institutional Review Board, depending on the nature and focus of the research.
SOC 3290 Honors Contemporary Theory (3 hours)
SOC 3692 Honors Research Methods (3 hours)
SOC 4444 Honors Independent Study (3 hours)
SOC 4555 Honors Research (3 hours)
SOC 4644 Honors Thesis (3 hours)