Social Sciences

Awards and Achievements

The Department of Social Sciences highlights the success achieved by our students. We celebrate our student's achievements with department awards. 

Undergraduate Awards

The Social Sciences Department supports undergraduate awards each year. The nomination cycle for the awards is March 1 - April 15. Nominations are due in W12 of the Spring semester and awards are announced in Week 14. The Chair confers awards at the annual Social Sciences Reception for Graduating Social Sciences students. Each award comes with a certificate and $200.00.

Outstanding Senior Award

The Department of Social Sciences Outstanding Senior Award recognizes outstanding undergraduate achievement in accomplishments in academics, research, leadership, and/or service.

Undergraduate Research Awards 

The Undergraduate Thesis or Research Awards recognizes a Social Sciences Junior or Senior and exemplary research as evidenced in original research, undergraduate thesis, or creative project under the guidance of department faculty members or other mentors. The awardees are recognized for research that is original and substantive given the standards of the discipline.

Community-Based Research Prize

The Community-Based Research Prize recognizes a Social Sciences Junior or Senior who is actively engaged in community-based research, a pillar of the department's mission. The prize honor's the student's efforts to enhance community capacity, build relationships, and/or support community participation in research.