3. Requirements & How to declare Sociology

In order to obtain your bachelors degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley, you need to complete the following requirements:

1) University and College of Letters & Science 

2) Department of Sociology*

*Please note that if you satisfied the Statistics/Logic requirement with transfer work, you do not need to complete Sociology 7 at UC Berkeley. Also, you should not attempt to enroll in Sociology 3AC, which is a course for non-intended Sociology majors. 

*There are few community colleges that offer the equivalent of UC Berkeley's Sociology 5 or "Evaluation of Evidence." 

Please click https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_s5GQPNPqJWDlEJ575gpK9xyMxEmq9GVvpHYE85A8wA/edit#gid=0 if you would like to see which community colleges offer the equivalent of UCB Sociology 5.


How to declare Sociology

1) If your final pre-requisite is Sociology 5, you will need to be enrolled in the course to be eligible to declare Sociology.  You can fill out our Sociology 5 Preference Form if you would like to be enrolled in the course.  If you have trouble filling out this Google Form, you may need to be logged into your CalNet ID and Passphrase for access.  

-If you are unsure which Sociology pre-requisites you completed at your community college, please visit assist.org.

-If you are transferring from a community college outside of California, or attended a different four year institution, you will need to have your courses evaluated to determine whether they can be used toward the major. Please complete this evaluation form and submit the syllabus to socadv@berkeley.edu for review. This process may take about 2-3 weeks. 

2) If you have completed all 3 prerequisites, or are enrolled in your final remaining prerequisite(s), you may complete this Google Form to declare the major. In completing the form, you will be asked to upload a PDF copy of your community college transcript.  This unofficial copy should include your name, Community College name, your courses,  and your grades for any major prerequisite courses. If you are not able to upload the transcript, please email it to socadv@berkeley.edu. 

3) Once your completed Google Form is received, and it has been verified that you are enrolled in your final pre-requisites or have already finished all of your pre-requisites, you will be declared on date that is TBD. You can verify your degree status on Cal Central.


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