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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


Walk-In Advising

Walk-in advising takes place in 3114 LSA. Walk-in hours are subject to change. 

**There will be no walk-in advising in Spring and Summer 2019. Walk-in advising will resume in the Fall. Please schedule an appointment if you need advising in the Spring and Summer terms.**

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. Students with complicated advising needs (ex. study abroad or transfer student advising) should also schedule an appointment.

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

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.  

Spring and Summer 2019 appointments are open! Go to the online Undergraduate Advising Appointment System to sign up for an appointment.

If you are unable to find an appointment time that meets your needs, please email to schedule an appointment.

Advising via Email

The Undergraduate Program's staff will respond to advising questions via email at

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

  • extenuating circumstances affecting progress in major/minor requirements 
  • transfer or study abroad credit
  • internship or independent study credit 

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


Declaring in Sociology

Complete a Prerequisite Course:

Students must complete a prerequisite 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.

Info and Declaration Sessions:

Students interested in declaring a Sociology Major or Minor can attend an Info and Declaration session. Sessions will cover major/minor requirements and student opportunities in the department. Sign up below to attend an info session:

Sociology Major - Info and Declaration Session

Sociology Minor - Info and Declaration Session

In-Person Advising Appointment:

Students can also 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.