North Carolina State University
2011-2012 Graduating Senior Survey
Department of Sociology and Anthropology


The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is very interested in your opinions, and believes that as a graduating senior you can provide it with useful information to help us evaluate and improve our program. We appreciate you taking the time to answer these questions.

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1. Did you transfer to NC State or did you start out here?

2. Was Sociology/Anthropology/Criminology your first choice for a major when you started NC State?

3. What was the most important factor to you in selecting to major in Sociology/Anthropology/Criminology?

4. Our department has several educational goals and expectations related to our sociology, anthropology, and criminology majors. Some of these are listed below. Please indicate the extent to which you have attained each goal. Great
Moderate amount Fair amount A little Not at all
a. Gained expertise in writing papers.
b. Research skills for gathering and evaluating evidence about social life/relationships (for Anthropology majors: evidence about cultural differences).
c. Knowledge about basic sociological or anthropological concepts such as norms, culture, socialization, inequality, and so on.
d. Understanding, critically assessing, and using major sociological or anthropological concepts.
e. An understanding of human behavior within a social/cultural context.
f. Familiarity with various theoretical perspectives in sociology or anthropology.
g. An appreciation and respect for cultural diversity in societies.
h. An understanding of how social organizations are formed and how they change.
i. Adequate preparation for life after college.
j. Adequate training in expressing your views orally.
k. Skills to assume leadership roles in your community.
Questions L & M for Anthropology Majors Only (all others skip to question 5)
l. Awareness of cross-cultural similarities and differences among human groups.
m. Ability to explain similarities and differences among human groups.

5. Do you plan to attend graduate or professional school?

6. If yes, do you plan to continue:


8. What degree(s) will you seek? (check all that apply)

9. To what extent does your course work at NC State support your advanced educational aspirations?

10. What are your plans in the year following graduation (mark all that apply)?

11. Please characterize your plans following graduation.

12. Which one of the following areas are you most likely to work in as a career?

13. To what extent does your course work at NC State support your occupational aspirations?

14. How satisfied are you with the advising that you received in the department from your faculty advisor?



17. In which of the following activities did you participate while at NC State? (check all that apply)
(please specify)

18. Did you take an internship in the department (such as SOC413)?

19. To what extent did you learn practical, job-related skills in your internship?

20. To what extent did you apply sociological knowledge in your internship?

21. Would you recommend the internship to other students?

22. During your academic career at NC State did you perform any volunteer work for a charitable or other nonprofit organization in either the Triangle or your home community?

23. Following graduation do you intend to perform any volunteer work for a charitable or other nonprofit organization?

24. Did you have a paid job off-campus during your: Yes No
a. Freshman year?
b. Sophomore year?
c. Junior year?
d. Senior year?

25. What are your sources of financial help for your entire college education? This is a difficult task, but please give us your best estimate and have the totals sum to 100%.
a. %
b. %
Financial Aid from:  
c. %
d. %
e. %

26. How important was it to significant others in your life in general (family, friends, spouse, partner, parents, etc.) that you did well academically here at NCSU (including, but not limited to, a high GPA)?

27. How important was it to YOU to do well academically here at NCSU (including, but not limited to, a high GPA)?

28. Are any of your close friends among the other sociology, criminology, or anthropology students at NCSU?

29. If yes, how important do you think is has been to THEM that THEY do well academically?

30. What is your first major?


32. How satisfied are you overall with your choice to major in Sociology/Antrhopology/Criminology?

33. If you had it to do over again, would you make the same choice to major in Sociology/Anthropology/Criminology?

34. How old are you?

35. When you are not at NC State, where is your home?

36. How would you describe your home area?




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