Sociology

Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection. 

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? We have recently lifted impaction so, students are now allowed to declare our major, once they have completed a SOC course. This course can be from a junior college prior to enrollment and must show up on their transcript. It cannot be taken concurrently.
When should I first meet with my major department? The earlier the better. We have students assigned to a major advisor according to their last name. They should meet with their major advisor during office hours or by appointment no later than October.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? See above. Email or a visit to the main office is the best way to find an advisor/your advisor. Office hours are updated online in August for Fall semester.
Where can I find information about major advising? https://sociology.sfsu.edu/
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? Fill out declaration of major [Change of Major Form] for Sociology, which is online.
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? When core courses are full, students should focus on the 23–24 units of SOC electives needed for the major.

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major? Once they have completed a SOC course (lower or upper with a SOC prefix) and have junior status, transfer students can enroll in SOC 300 GWAR, a prerequisite for all other, core courses in the major.
Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? One SOC course.
Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? None.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? Yes.

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?

SOC 105

SOC 110

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

No prerequisites for these courses.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major? Not applicable.

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