Department of Sociology
All Sociology majors and minors are assigned a full-time faculty member as an academic advisor. The advisor is someone with expertise in the student's area of study. If you have not been assigned an advisor, please email the department.
Frequency of Advisor Meetings
Students should plan to have a meeting with their advisor at least once a semester to discuss their schedule for the following semester and review their progress within their course of study (Major Course Requirements and Minor Course Requirements) as well as the college distribution requirements.
- Prerequisites for 100 and 200-level Sociology courses must be successfully completed before the start of the 200-level course in question. So, for example, you can be taking Soc. 101 in the spring semester and sign up for a 200-level seminar in the fall semester. These are not co-requisites; you cannot fulfill the requirement by signing up for 100 or 101 at the same time as you sign up for a 200-level course.
- Any student who has successfully completed Psych. 109 and 110 with a grade of C or better is automatically exempt from the requirement to take Soc. 100. They must, however, then take additional courses in Sociology to meet the credit requirements of 34 (major) or 18 (minor). One of the Sociology replacement courses for majors must be at the 100-level or above; the Sociology replacement course for minors must be at the 100-level or above. For the purposes of determining prerequisites, completing both Psych 109 and Psych 110 is the same as completing 100 (though you still have to take Soc. 1).
- One course that is crosslisted can be credited towards completion of BOTH a student's major and minor requirements. For example, a course such as Soc. 229 (crosslisted with WS) could be counted in both Sociology as the major and Women's Studies as the minor.
- Independent Design Majors: putting together your own program, cross-departments. There is a form in Dean's office with guidelines for core courses. Students must complete a senior project among other things.
- Students can take TA courses twice if for different courses and get credit for each course. Students can take same TA course twice and get credit if student is TA Coordinator for one of them. If a TA hasn't taken the course he/she is TAing for, they get credit for the course plus 288/289.
- The three 100-level and three 200-level course requirement for the Major and the two 100-level and one 200-level requirement for the Minor can be "relaxed" as follows: Majors may substitute a fourth 200-level for a 100-level course and Minors may substitute a third 200-level course for a 100-level course.
- INTERNSHIPS. A student can have up to 6 hrs of Internship in a semester. No more than 12 hours of credit can be given for Internships during the four years.
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