Main Contact Info

3001 LSA Building
500 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382

Phone: 734.764.6324
Fax: 734.763.6887


Special Department Policies 

Students must earn at least a C– in the  prerequisites for the major (or minor) and in all courses they plan to include in the plan for the major (or minor). Courses elected as pass/fail may not be included in the plan for the major (or minor).

The department expects that at least 18 of the 33 credits required for a sociology major be completed with Department of Sociology faculty on the UM–Ann Arbor campus. The research methods and sociological theory courses must be taken in residence on the UM–Ann Arbor campus.

Credit Limits and Exclusions. A combined total of eight INDEPENDENT or EXPERIENTIAL credits may be included in the plan for the major. This includes SOC 225 (and 389), 321, 324, 394, 395, and 396. There is an additional limit on SOC 225 (or 389) credits; only four credits of SOC 225 (or 389) may be included in the plan for the major.

The Career Center's Career Guide for Sociology

Each Career Guide highlights curriculum requirements, as well as skills and abilities that may be developed and applied through each course of study. To complement the academic information, a range of interesting occupational opportunities are listed as a starting point for considering how academic experiences may translate to professional work settings. The Career Guide series represents a collaborative effort between The Career Center and numerous academic units.

Sociology Advising

A department advisor is available to students for one-on-one appointments to discuss the choice of sociology as a major (or minor), assist in course selection, and advise on co-curricular opportunities and career preparation. Students can schedule an advising appointment by calling the department at (734) 764-6324 or using the online appointment scheduler at Students can also email with questions.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Law, Justice, and Social change must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the department advisors. Appointments are scheduled online at:

Sociology departmental information

Consistently rated among the top departments in the country, Michigan Sociology has a long and distinguished tradition of excellence in both teaching and scholarship.

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