Sociology Peer Advisors

There are 10 trained Sociology Peer Advisors available on a drop-in basis during the academic year (not in the summer) to advise students regarding the sociology major requirements, sociology courses, administrative procedures, and other relevant matters. Peer Advisors are trained in basic counseling skills and helping students in need, especially new and transfer students.  They hold office hours outside 424 Barrows; and their hours are posted above the Peer Advising desk.

2015-2016 Peer Advisors

Alvina Vue

Christine Nguyen

Erika Jaime



Sociology Advising Mission Statement


The Sociology advising mission is to guide and support students by providing helpful and timely advising services, clarifying policies and procedures, and encouraging students’ to achieve their educational goals.

Through advising services we support the social development and transformation of students throughout their academic careers.  We welcome diversity, cultivate partnership and connection, and value fairness and mutual respect.

Special Enrollment Procedures for Seminars & Other Sociology Courses

Certain courses in sociology require a selection or application process in order to gain admission.  These courses are listed below along with the relevant instructions and/or links to the application.

Honors Opportunities

Every year, Sociology undergraduates are recognized for their high academic acheivement and outstanding undergraduate research.  We boast Haas Scholars, McNairs, and University Medalists. Our Senior Honors Program is an intensive, year-long program in which students conduct independent research and write an Honors Thesis.

Important Forms

Data Sheet for Sociology Majors  Use this form is required if you would like to declare your major in Sociology. See here for more instructions on how to declare your major.

Drop In Advising Form  Use this form to obtain your advisor code during drop in hours, M-F, 9am-12pm and 1pm- 4pm.

Undergraduate Student Learning Goals



The Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative (USLI) is a campuswide project designed to promote and facilitate learning for undergraduates across campus. In connection with this initiative, the Sociology Department has articulated the following goals for our undergraduate majors.  The following chart also indicates the various course requirements for the major, and the learning goals they address.  

Old Sociology Major Requirements

For students who declare the sociology major by the end of fall semester, December 18, 2009. See the *New* Sociology Major Requirements, effective Spring 2010 and thereafter.

Enrollment Tips for Cal Central

Enrolling for Sociology Courses on Cal Central.
  • Phase I:  All upper division Sociology courses are open to officially declared Sociology majors only.


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