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Advising

Click on the + dropdowns below for information about undergraduate advising in Sociology. If you are unable to find an answer to your question, please email socadvisor@umich.edu

Advising

Walk-In Advising

Walk-in advising takes place in 3114 LSA. Walk-in hours are subject to change, but will be held most Wednesdays 12pm-2pm in the Fall and Winter terms. Be sure to double-check to ensure that the walk-in hours are on as scheduled. 

Please Note: Major or minor releases wil not be submitted during walk-in appointments. Students in need of a release are required to make a scheduled appointment. 

Upcoming Walk-In Hours

December 21st: 12-2pm

December 28th: Holiday Break

January 4th: 12-2pm

January 11th: 12-2pm

January 18th: 12-2pm

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.

Scheduled Advising Appointments

Meet with an advisor discuss your progress toward degree, studying abroad, difficulties you are having in a class, or to have a release submitted for graduation.  

During the first week of classes all undergraduate Sociology advising will be done through 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.

Advising via Email

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

Please note that some questions require an in-person appointment. These include questions about:

  • progress in the major/minor requirements 
  • transfer or study abroad credit
  • 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.

 

Declaring in Sociology

Complete a Prerequisite Course:

Prior to declaring, students must complete a prerequisite introductory course in Sociology (C- or better). The following courses are eligible to fulfill this requirement: SOC 100, 102, 195, 300, or 302.

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 and the grade is listed on the transcript.

In-Person Advising Appointment:

Students must attend an in-person appointment to officially declare. The advisor will provide information about major/minor requirements, department resources, and give a brief overview of department policies relating to the major/minor curriculum. In-person appointments can be satisfied through walk-in advising hours or a scheduled 20-minute advising appointment.  

Check Your LSA Audit 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 departmental advisor.

Take me to My LSA Audit Checklist.