Honors Projects

Highly qualified sociology students may choose to pursue a year-long honors project in their senior year.
Sociology Student in Class

Honors projects are a unique opportunity offered to students by the sociology department. These projects allow students to conduct in extensive research into a topic of interest. Students are allowed a considerable degree of autonomy and receive guidance and feedback from their faculty advisor.

Students interested in pursuing an honors project should begin speaking with faculty in their junior year and consult the honors guidelines.

Recent Honors Research Topics

  • Social interactions and behavior at a local skate park and teen center
  • The changing potato industry in Northern Maine
  • Educational experiences of 1.5 generation Somali immigrants
  • Migrant strategies for navigating the US/Mexico border