capstone 4800 sociology
In SOC 4800 Sociology Capstone, students integrate knowledge from previous sociology courses, develop research skills to answer sociological questions, understand and become engaged with the research process, and help envision advanced study and job opportunities after graduation. Additionally, students gain tangible and marketable research, data analytical, and communication skills, including:

  • working with nationally-representative datasets (e.g., General Social Survey, National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health)
  • developing programming skills such as data cleaning, variable creation, and statistical analysis of relationships using statistical software
    (Excel, SPSS)
  • graphically presenting research findings using Powerpoint software, and
  • presenting research at local, regional, or national undergraduate research conferences.
Capstone Cohort 2017
Capstone Cohort 2017
Capstone Cohort 2016
Cohort 2015
Capstone Cohort 2015
Capstone Cohort 2014
Fifth Annual Northeast Ohio Undergraduate Sociology Symposium (NEOUSS), Oberlin College, Spring 2018
  • NEOUSS 2018
    • #sociology: as relevant as ever
Samantha Nousak,  2015 Cohort
Stephanie Spehar, 2017 Cohort
  • Race, Gender, and Attitudes Towards Police Use of Violence
Samantha Nousak
Stephanie Spehar
Third Annual Northeast Ohio Undergraduate Sociology Symposium (NEOUSS), Kent State University, Spring 2016
Samantha Nousak and Nico Pinchak presented with more than 60 undergraduate students, representing 25+ colleges at the NEOUSS on the campus of Kent State University. The conference provides students with opportunities to present their work in a friendly and supportive forum and to network with faculty and students from across the region.

Samantha Nousak, 2015 Cohort
Nico Pinchak, 2015 Cohort
  • The Relationship Between Teacher Regard and Expectations for College Attendance: Social Class and Racial-Ethnic Differences

Nico Pinchak Voted Best Student Poster!

Samantha Nousak
Nico Pinchak
Northwest Ohio Undergraduate Symposium for Research and Scholarship, Spring 2015

CURS Award research
Diau'Monique Warner and Brittany Plocek presented their research posters at the inaugural NW Ohio Undergraduate Symposium for Research and Scholarship.

Diau'Monique Warner, 2014 Cohort
  • Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Attachment to School and Teachers Among U.S. Adolescents

CURS Glass Award Recipient -- Zoom News

Brittany Plocek, 2014 Cohort
  • Military Experience and Marital History


Diau'Monique Warner (left) receives CURS award from Cordula Mora, CURS director
Associate Professor Kei Nomaguchi with Diau'Monique Warner and Brittany Plocek at NW OH Undergraduate Symposium
BGSU Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies Research Symposium, Spring 2015
Jenny Wiley, 2014 Cohort
Jenny Wiley at spring symposium
Other Research