Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Required Sociology Courses
All majors are required to complete SOC 3204: Social Research Methods. This course aims to give students a solid foundation of reserach techniques. The Department of Sociology also offers SOC 4204: Applied Research for interested students. The course stresses the differences between applied reserach and other methodologies.
Independent Study and Undergraduate Research
You can register for our independent study or undergraduate research courses, which provide opportunities to complete a research project with the guidance of a faculty mentor. Ask your academic advisor for more information.
Collaborations with Faculty
Department faculty are always interested in talking to students about their research. If you're curious about a professor's area of research, ask about pursuing a collaborative project.
In the University Honors Program, you will complete a thesis to fulfill requirements for the “in Honors” or “Honors Baccalaureate” degrees. It is an excellent opportunity to develop and demonstrate your knowledge and to prepare for graduate study or careers requiring advanced research skills.
ACC Research Scholars
Each year the ACC Undergraduate Research Scholars Award Committee offers funding to support the research of highly qualified students.
For more information about how Virginia Tech will award this support, contact:
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
104 Buruss Hall (0717)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Undergraduate Research Institute
- Research Expenses Grant
- Travel Grant for Presentations and Performances
- Faculty Endorsement Form
- Department Research Day Funding
University Office of Undergraduate Research
Presenting Your Research
Publishing Your Research
Each year, the College of Liberal and Human Sciences publishes a student-run undergraduate journal, which often includes submissions from students in the sociology and criminology majors.