Advising Resources

Requirements and Advising Worksheets 

The Sociology Major and Minor Requirements and Advising Worksheets provide detailed information about the major and minor requirements, as well as a worksheet to plan out coursework. Check your Academic Requirements Report (ARR) if you are unsure which requirements to follow. 

Please review your Academic Requirements Report (ARR), your Transfer Evaluation (if you are a transfer student), and complete the Major or Minor Requirements Worksheet in advance of meeting with a Sociology Advisor.

Sociology Major Requirements and Advising Worksheet

Sociology Minor Requirements and Advising Worksheet

Sociology Advising FAQ

I am a Sociology Major. Who is my academic major advisor? 

The Sociology Department does not assign major advisors. Students may make an appointment to see any advisor in the Sociology Department during their posted office hours. All full-time sociology faculty are academic advisors.

How do I make an appointment with an academic advisor in Sociology?

Advising is done by appointment during posted office hours. Make an appointment through the Google docs sign-up sheet. Appointments are 15 minutes long, but you may sign up for more than one appointment during non-peak times of the semester with permission from an advisor. Office staff do not make appointments for faculty advisors. Advising office hours start on the first day of class and end on the last day of class each semester. Faculty advisors are not available for advising during the summer or winter intersession. 

How do I declare Sociology as my major or minor?

To apply, see a sociology faculty advisor. Sociology is impacted, so there are minimum application requirements. To declare the sociology major or minor, a student must (1) have an overall minimum GPA of 2.5 and (2) have completed a sociology course with a minimum grade of C-. Interim policy through 2022-23: in order to declare the sociology major or minor, students must (1) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher and (2) have completed a sociology course, have a sociology course in progress, or intend to enroll in a sociology course.

I want to see an advisor to plan out my schedule. What should I prepare? 

It is recommended that students prepare a copy of the Sociology Requirements and Advising Worksheet, as well as review their Academic Requirements Report (ARR) and Transfer Credit Report (if any).

How do I apply for permission to enroll in SOCI 498 (Senior Seminar)? 

You must apply at the start of the semester prior to the one in which you would like to take SOCI 498. To be eligible, you must have all the SOCI 498 prerequisites completed in advance of the semester in which you would like to enroll and you must be qualified to graduate in that same semester. See a Sociology Faculty Advisor for details.

Advising Videos

The School of Social Sciences has an Advising Resources page where you can find advising videos on many topics, including:

  • How to Read your ARR
  • How to Use Seawolf Scheduler
  • How use "Additional Search Criteria" in MySSU to search for GE courses
  • How to Enroll in Courses
  • How to Drop/Swap Courses
  • How to Waitlist for a Course