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Thesis Option

Students in the Sociology Major must choose between either the Thesis or the Internship option.

Students choosing the Thesis Option as a capstone experience in the Sociology major complete a research project on a topic reflecting their specific interests. With faculty guidance, students develop a research question, prepare a proposal, complete a successful human subjects application (where required), undertake the acquisition and analysis of data, and write a thesis. While the purpose of Thesis Option is to prepare students for graduate school, this option does not pre-empt employment after college. Rather, it can also serve as employment preparation that is particularly advantageous in career paths where students will be utilizing their research skills.