This certificate is designed to give students comprehensive training in conducting
social science research. It provides students in a variety of social science disciplines
an opportunity for a research-oriented focus as part of their major or minor coursework,
while at the same time providing the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of
disciplines to study a particular methodology. This certificate provides tangible
skills for the work environment and is excellent preparation for students considering
graduate school in the social sciences.
Students must have completed 30 hours, attain a GPA of 2.50 or higher, and have a
letter of commitment from a faculty member who will supervise the directed reading
and independent research courses.
One independent research project: Students will collect and analyze data and complete
the research paper. ANT 599(3), ECO 599(3), GRY 495(3), PLN 596(3)***, SOC 599(3), UHC 398(3), UHC 499(3). *When applicable – Ethnographic Field School. ** When applicable – Research methods topic. *** PLN 596 may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.