Advising and Program Policies

Click on the arrows below for information about undergraduate advising in Sociology. If you don't find the information you're looking for, email for the answer. NOTE: Information meetings are no longer required for students wishing to declare the concentration. 

Declaring Sociology Major

Prior to declaring the sociology major, students must complete a prerequisite introductory course in Sociology. The following courses are eligible to fulfill this requirement: SOC 100, SOC 102, SOC 195, or SOC 300. Students who have not taken or are currently registered for one of these courses or are welcome to make an advising appointment to discuss the major's requirements but official declaration cannot take place until the course is complete. Students must have a meeting in person to officially declare the major. During this meeting, the advisor will provide all the information about major requirements, department resources, and give a brief overview of department policies as relates to the major and curriculum. Students who have completed a prerequisite course can declare a sociology major during any walk-in advising hours or in a scheduled 20-minute advising appointment.  

Walk-In AdvisingReview walk-in information and schedule here.

All walk-in hours are in 3109 LSA. Walk-in hours are subject to change, so if you are planning in advance, be sure to double-check this page a day or two before to make sure that Nicole will be there to meet with you.

Upcoming Walk-In Advising Hours

Walk-in hours will be open most Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00pm in the Winter and Fall terms. Walk-in hours are shortened in some weeks.  

  During the first week of classes all advising for current and prospective Sociology majors will be done during walk-in advising.  Regular 20 minute appointments will be available starting on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Please check the Undergraduate Events Calendar for more details.

If you are having trouble scheduling a regular appointment online and the walk-in hours conflict with your schedule, please send an email to


Advising AppointmentsReserve 20 minutes of advising time just for you.

Meet with an advisor to check on your progress to degree, plan for studying abroad, discuss difficulties you are having in a class, or to certify your requirements for graduation.  Go to the online Undergraduate Advising Appointment System in order to sign up for an appointment.

Check Your LSA Audit ChecklistAll your requirements in an easy-to-read checklist

The My LSA Audit Checklist is an easy-to-read checklist of where you are at with all of your LSA degree requirements, including current elections. This checklist is for advising purposes only, so if you have questions or concerns, follow-up with your general LSA advisor or major advisor.

Take me to My LSA Audit Checklist.


Advising via

The Undergraduate Program's staff and faculty members will respond to advising questions via email at However, some questions require an in-person appointment. These include questions about:

  • your progress in the major requirements (including seniors who have already been audited),
  • transfer or study abroad credit,
  • and career paths or graduate school.

For guidance on these topics, please make an appointment to meet with a major advisor or come to walk-in advising hours.