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Sociology Undergraduate Research Opportunity

Do you want to work as a Research Assistant in the Department of Sociology?

The Sociology Undergraduate Research Opportunity program (SURO) allows students to work as a research assistant in the department to learn more about a specific topic in the discipline while practicing sociological research methods. 

Working as an undergraduate research assistant provides useful skills, including:

  • creating annotated bibliographies,
  • abstracting (i.e. summarizing) journal articles,
  • learning how sociology research is conducted,
  • searching library databases relevant to the research topic,
  • becoming familiar with data collection and analysis procedures.

Students earn experiential credit for SOC 394 in the major and in the minor if approved as LJSC or SHM. A maximum of 6 credits in the Soc major and minors may come from SOC 394 SURO. SURO may be repeated for up to 8 credits only.