Excellence in Criminal Justice Studies Award Krystal Smith
Mookherjee Soc.Senior Award Rosanna Christen
Senior Award for Academic Excellence Kristin Holder
Student Research Award (announcement ) Rebecca Culver (left), “Living in Silence: A Qualitative Sociological Examination on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing” & Susan Wilson (right), “How Do Religious Views Impact Abortion Views? ”
Criminal Justice coursework is defined as those courses (excluding CJ 4700/5700 and CJ 4900/5900) having a CJ prefix including those substantive dual-listed courses, e.g., CJ/SOC 2610,2660, 4010,4040 and 4660, that have been completed with a CJ prefix.A plaque presented annually in the Spring Semester
Junior Standing -- 60 to 89.9 course hours completed with a minimum QPA of 3.25
Requisite Hours/QPAs Within Disciplines
Criminal Justice - 15 hours or more completed with at least 3 hours in upper division CJ Coursework (3000 /4000 level), excluding CJ 4700/5700 and CJ 4900/ 590, with a minimum QPA of 3.25
Sociology - 9 hours completed or more in courses having a SOC prefix with at least 3 hours in upper division SOC coursework (3000/4000 level), excluding SOC 4900/5900 and SOC 4950/5950, with a minimum QPA of 3.25.
Student records will be scrutinized and the winner of the award selected during Spring semester of each year. The award and an appropriate plaque will be awarded during the Spring semester at the College of Arts and Science's annual awards ceremony. Should there be no student satisfying the minimum eligibility requirements, the award shall be deferred until the following academic year. In the event of students having similar QPAs, the winner of the award will be determined by a vote of the departmental faculty. Evidence of commitment and service to the discipline will be considered. In case of a tie or multiple winners, the award will be evenly divided among the selected recipients.
Establishment of the Award:
The award was established upon the unanimous recommendation of the Department faculty and is funded primarily through their voluntary contributions.
Award presented to that senior major within the department demonstrating academic excellence.
Requirements for Eligibility:
The winner of the award will be that senior major within the department demonstrating academic excellence, provided that he or she satisfies the following minimum eligibility requirements:
Submissions will be accepted between the start of the Spring term and the end of the third week of Fall term. Submissions can be given to any faculty member or brought to the Sociology and Political Science Office. Winners will be announced prior to the end of the fall term.
Submissions can address any area in sociology, criminology, social work, anthropology, political science, or philosophy. They can be based on quantitative, qualitative, or library research. Papers must be between 2,500 and 6,000 words in length, excluding tables and references. Format and organization of papers should follow the guidelines used by the American Sociological Association. Articles should be submitted on paper and as a Word document on computer diskette.
Submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
This award was created by the Mookherjee family, Dr. Harsha Mookherjee, a Sociology professor at Tennessee Tech University, his wife, Ira, and their daughter, Paramita, a TTU alumna.
The award will consist of the lesser of $250.00 or available funds to be presented in the Spring Semester of each year. If a suitable or qualified student is not available, the award will not be given in that year.
Description of the sociology major and list of some of the subfields within the discipline of sociology.
Professional development opportunities for sociology majors
International Sociology Honor Society
A student organization designed to further the academic and career development of any student.
Contact information for majors interested in internships.
Links to useful sociology websites