Social Ecology Honors Program Information

 

Upcoming Event:

Join our current cohort of Honors students any time from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Monday, March 16th in SBSG 1517 to learn more about their exciting Honors projects. If you're thinking about applying for the Social Ecology Honors Program -- either this year or future ones -- our "Honors Conference Poster Session" is a great chance to learn more about the program and students' experience in it! All students, faculty, and staff are welcome!

Applications for  2020 - 2021 will open week 1 of the Spring quarter.

 

What is the SE Honors Program?

  • SE Honors is an opportunity for students to work closely with faculty on research, while learning best practices of research design, data collection and the presentation of findings. 
  • This program is a year commitment, three-quarter long course sequence for Social Ecology seniors who are conducting thesis projects.
  • SE Honors participants present their projects in the Spring during the symposium with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

Should I participate in the SE Honors Program?

  • If you have an interest in creating/expanding research, collaborating with faculty and your fellow peers, and learning how to best approach challenges within society, the SE Honors Program would provide that opportunity. 
  •  Participating in this program will help students apply the materials that they have studied in texts and during lectures into original research projects.
  • This experience can greatly increase a student's chances of successfully being admitted into a Ph.D. program and provide a platform for students to hone their scholarly, professional and personal relationships. 

 

Program Eligibility

(REQUIRED)

At the time of application,

have the following complete/in-progress

  1. Completion of all lower-division Social Ecology courses required for the major (school requirements)
  2. Completion of at least five upper-division (major) Social Ecology courses with a grade point average of at least 3.5 in these courses.
  3. Achievement of an overall grade point average at UCI of at least 3.2.

(OPTIONAL)

 Excellence in Research in

Social Ecology Eligibility

  • Earn an overall 3.2 UC GPA in your junior year. Earn a B or above in the following:
    • SOCECOL 10, SOCECOL 13, SOCECOL 111W, and SOCECOL 190
  • Work with faculty mentor during at least one quarter by the end of your junior year:
    • Enrollment into PSCI 196 / SOCECOL 198 / SOCECOL 199
  • Completion of SE Honors Program.

Application Timeline

Week/Quarter of 3rd Year Preparation
FALL
  • Begin draft of research proposal.
  • Identify potential faculy mentor.
WINTER
  • Meet with faculty mentor.
  • Finalize research proposal.
  • Compose cover letter.
Week 1: SPRING SE Honors application opens. Have the following documents ready to upload:
  • Letter of support from faculty mentor.
  • Research proposal (3-5 pages)
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcript
Conditional Acceptance Priority Deadline: May 1, 2020 at 11:59p.
  • Applications for the SE Honors Program are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the Spring and Summer. (Application will close Sept 1, 2020)