Student Awards

Kathy Charmaz Undergraduate Research Paper Award

The Charmaz Award (formerly the Mills Award) is bestowed on an annual basis for the most outstanding original student research paper written for a sociology course by a sociology major or minor.

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Graduation with Distinction

Students graduating with the baccalaureate who are judged by their departments to have made outstanding contributions to their disciplines graduate “with distinction.” The Department of Sociology awards distinction for academic excellence within the discipline or extraordinary contributions to the department, university, or community.

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Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) International Sociology Honors Society

Students with outstanding academic records in the study of Sociology may apply for membership to Alpha Kappa Delta, International Honor Society in Sociology, Phi of California Chapter. AKD was founded in 1920 and has chapters at universities across the United States and world.

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