The certificate in Social Science Research Methods is designed to create a preparatory track for undergraduate students aspiring to graduate school or a research career and enhances preparation for social science research.
- SOC 100 -- Introduction to Sociology
- SOC 280 – Introduction to Social Statistics, or approved introductory statistics course
- SOC 380 – Social Science Research Methods
- Select two courses from the following:
- SOC 480 – Field Methods
- SOC 481 – Survey Methods
- SOC 485 – Intermediate Statistics
- SOC 488 – Demographic Methods
Per Advisor approval, students may substitute SOC 390/490 – Individual Study/Advanced Individual Study for one of the advanced methods courses in the Certificate so long as the substitute has a significant applied research component.
Total: 13 hours minimum
Upon completing all requirements, students will make an appointment with Sociology Advising to complete the paperwork to receive their official certificate.
Note: Certificates do not appear on a student’s diploma or official transcripts.