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EIU Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology


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.

Total Semester Hours:  12-13

3-4 hours from:

SOC 3290       Honors Contemporary Theory (3 hours)
SOC 3692       Honors Research Methods (3 hours)

9 hours from:

SOC 4444       Honors Independent Study (3 hours)
SOC 4555       Honors Research (3 hours)
SOC 4644       Honors Thesis (3 hours)


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Eastern Illinois University
Department of Sociology/Anthropology/Criminology

Blair 3170
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-3123

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