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Advising

Click on the drop-down sections below for information on undergraduate advising in Sociology. If you are unable to find an answer to your question, please email socadvisor@umich.edu. We look forward to connecting with you!

COVID-19: To keep our campus community safe, the Sociology Department is providing advising services via email discussions and virtual appointments. If you have major or minor related questions, please email socadvisor@umich.edu or schedule an appointment using MyAdvising. Don't forget about resources and procedural information posted right here on our website – explore the sub-pages on the left menu!

Major/Minor Advising Options

Walk-In Advising

Walk-in hours are suspended as of now. Please email us at socadvisor@umich.edu at any point with questions and we will start the conversation virtually.

Scheduled Advising Appointments

Schedule a Google Hangout phone call with a department advisor to discuss your major/minor progress, department study abroad credits, declaration, or to have a release submitted for graduation. 

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If you have questions regarding your LSA distribution requirements, college policies, or your overall academic standing, you should contact your general academic advisor (LSA Newnan, RC, CSP, Honors). For graduate school and career advising, connect with the LSA Opportunity Hub or Career Center

Advising via Email

The undergraduate program staff will respond to your advising questions within 24-48 hours during business days via email at socadvisor@umich.edu

Declaring in Sociology

Students must complete a prerequisite course in Sociology with a C- grade or better to declare a major or minor. The following courses are eligible to fulfill this requirement: SOC 100, 102, 300, or 302.

Email us to inquire about our programs and declare. Yes, you CAN declare a major or minor by email!

Note that students should only take ONE prerequisite course (SOC 100, 102, 300, or 302); no credit will be granted for the second prerequisite course taken (the second course will have a “Not For Credit” designation on the transcript).

If you need to take courses reserved for majors like SOC 305 and SOC 310, please plan ahead.

Check Your LSA Audit Checklist

The My LSA Audit Checklist is an easy-to-read degree progress audit. Check your audit regularly to make sure courses are populating correctly under requirement groups. 

Take me to My LSA Audit Checklist.