As a declared sociology major, you will have a distinct advantage in enrolling in upper division sociology courses (see TeleBEARS Enrollment Tips).
Eligibilty. You are eligible to declare if you have the following: 1) a 2.0 cumulative as well as a 2.0 major g.p.a. with at least one course completed in the major; and 2) the three prerequisite courses completed or in progress (see Major Requirements).
When to Declare. It is recommended that you officially declare as soon as you're ready to do so. You may declare anytime during the year, except for the first two weeks of classes and the first two weeks of TeleBears in the Spring and Fall semester.
How to Declare. Once the prerequisite courses are completed or in progress, you should complete the necessary paperwork (see below) and sign up for a Declaration Appointment on the appointment clipboard outside of the Sociology Undergraduate Advising Office (424/426 Barrows). The process to declare generally takes 10-15 minutes. You must submit the following when you declare:
When you meet with an Undergraduate Advisor you will complete a “Major Declaration” petition, which the advisor will submit to the College of Letters and Science as official notification that you are eligible to declare the sociology major. L&S usually approves and enters your major into the campus database within a day or two.
A student file will be set up to maintain your records in the department. Your records will be maintained in the Department until five years after you graduate.