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.


If you would like to see which sociology courses fulfill which sociology requirement, click here. 


How to declare Sociology

1) If your final prerequisite is Sociology 5, you will need to be enrolled in the course to be eligible to declare Sociology.  You can add this course when your Phase I starts on JULY 16th. Please contact Seng Saelee at ssaelee@berkeley.edu if you need help.

-If you are unsure which Sociology prerequisites 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 submit the entire syllabus to socadv@berkeley.edu for faculty 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 Online Major Declaration Form is received, advisors will review and verify that you are enrolled in your final prerequisites or have already finished all of the prerequisites required for the major. You can verify your degree status on Cal Central.


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