- Review your academic progress at MyUCSC early in your senior year to ensure that you are on track to fulfill all requirements for graduation. Contact your College Academic Preceptor or the Sociology Undergraduate Advisor if you have any questions or concerns.
- Apply for graduation in your final quarter. For most students this can be done via MyUCSC. See http://registrar.ucsc.edu/graduation/undergraduate-students/apply.html for more information about graduation requirements, and the Academic Calendar for important deadlines.
- Let your college know if you intend to participate in ceremonies by their posted deadlines. The Sociology department does not have a separate graduation ceremony.
For additional information on graduation please visit the Office of Registrar's graduation Frequently Asked Questions
Department honors have two levels, Honors and Highest Honors, and are based upon the student’s GPA in courses taken for the major. A student with a GPA of 3.75 or better will be considered for honors in the major. A student with a GPA of 3.9 or better will be considered for highest honors. No more than approximately 15 percent of the graduating class will be considered for honors or highest honors in the major. All courses used toward the major are considered, including requirements satisfied by a substitution petition, or those completed at a community college.
Comprehensive honors are awarded to students who perform exceptionally well in whichever comprehensive option they choose. Though we are phasing out two of the comprehensive options, all four are listed here.
Socy 196A – Capstone: Honors not awarded.
Senior Thesis: To receive honors the student’s thesis must be reviewed by both the thesis faculty advisor and second faculty member (a second reader). Both faculty members must recommend honors.