Declare Your Major

Ready to Declare?

Learn more about declaring a minor in sociology or sociology of law, criminology, and justice.

You can declare a major in sociology in two ways: by viewing our online info session and then meeting with an advisor, or by attending an in-person information and declaration session. We encourage you to declare before you reach 60 semester credits; this ensures that you have a clear and timely path to graduation and connects you with department-specific opportunities and resources for scholarships and research.

In our advising appointments we will discuss and plan your coursework for your sociology major, explore plans for reaching your overall goals, and fill out the major declaration form.

View the Online Info Session and then Meet With Our Advisor via Zoom

  1. View this online Information Session. This is a mandatory first step in declaring your major in sociology. Be sure to remember the code in the information session, because you'll need the code for the Sociology Planning Questionnaire linked below.
  2. Schedule an appointment with undergraduate advising. You will find the details about setting up this appointment in the information session video. For your appointment, bring the Sociology Planning Questionnaire with the code from the information session.  We do not declare majors during Drop-In hours.
  3. View our current openings to schedule an appointment. When booking be sure to schedule with your U of M email (x500) and change the title from 'Open Appt' to your name and any details about the appointment you'd like to share with us before we meet with you.  All meetings are conducted on Zoom.  With a mix of Work From Home (WFH) and reflecting overwhelming student preference for Zoom meetings, as well as what other College and University advising offices are doing, we will continue to host all advising meetings via Zoom.  We will send you all the Zoom information shortly before our meeting is to start.

Transfer Students

If you are not yet a current University of Minnesota Twin Cities student, you will first need to be admitted to the University and then to the College of Liberal Arts. We discourage admitted transfer students from attending these sessions, as group interactions do not allow us to review individual transfer courses and discuss credit application one-on-one. Find more information for transfer students.