Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection.
|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.|
|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.|
|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?||
|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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Services offered: Academic planning (GE, DARs, DPR and major), freshman transitioning support, impacted major consultation, academic probation advising, general life/support counseling, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), resume and cover letter help