Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program

The Department of Sociology would like to invite motivated students to participate in our two-quarter Research Apprenticeship Program. Students will collaborate with a member of the Sociology Department currently conducting research in their field.

Application Period is now open! Deadline is Friday Nov. 3rd.


Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Junior Standing
  • Sociology Major GPA of 3.2 or better
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Completed SOCI 60 and three additional upper division courses in Sociology

Please note that exceptions can be made, particularly with Transfer Students. 

Course Information

Students selected into this program will be enrolled in SOCI 198RA for Winter and Spring Quarter. These two four-unit courses are eligible to be applied towards your major upper division elective requirement*.

Students must complete 12 hours per week as a research assistant for their assigned mentor in order to complete the course.

Optional: Students may choose to participate in SOCI 109M: Research Reporting in Spring Quarter. Only students with previous research experience/data are eligible to enroll in this method course. Students enrolled in SOCI 109M will be required to attend a 3 hour seminar each week and present their findings at the end of the course.

*If applying SOCI 198RA towards major, students may not apply SOCI 199 or AIP 197 towards their major.

Research Opportunities & Application