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 socadvisor@umich.edu for the answer. NOTE: Information meetings are no longer required for students wishing to declare the concentration. 

Declaring in Sociology

Complete a Pre-requisite Course: Prior to declaring the sociology major or minor, students must complete a prerequisite introductory course in Sociology (C- or better). 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 are welcome to make an advising appointment to discuss the degree requirements but official declaration cannot take place until the pre-requisite course is complete.

In-Person Advising Appointment: Students must attend an in-person appointment to officially declare the major or minor. During this meeting, the advisor will provide all the information about major/minor requirements, department resources, and give a brief overview of department policies as relates to the major/minor and curriculum. In-person appointments can be satisfied through walk-in advising hours or a scheduled 20-minute advising appointment.  

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

Walk-in advising takes place in 3114 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 the Sociology advisor will be there to meet with you.

During the first week of classes all undergraduate Sociology advising will be done during walk-in advising.

Upcoming Walk-In Advising Hours 

Tuesday, 9/8: 9am-11am & 12pm-2pm

Wednesday, 9/9: 9am-11am & 12pm-2pm

Thursday, 9/10: 10am-12pm & 3pm-4pm

Friday, 9/11: 10am-12pm & 3pm-4pm

Walk-in hours will be open most Wednesdays 12pm-2pm in the Fall and Winter terms. 

Walk-in hours are shortened in some weeks. 

Regular 20 minute appointments will be available starting on Monday, September 14, 2015.

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

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 have a release submitted for graduation.  

During the first week of classes all undergraduate Sociology advising will be done during walk-in advising.

Regular 20 minute appointments will be available starting on Monday, September 14, 2015. Go to the online Undergraduate Advising Appointment System 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 Emailsocadvisor@umich.edu

The Undergraduate Program's staff and faculty members will respond to advising questions via email at socadvisor@umich.edu. 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.