Department of Sociology

Advising

The full-time faculty does advising. We strongly encourage you to choose an advisor you like and to work with that person on an ongoing basis so that at least one faculty member will know you and your program of study. You are free to change advisors at any time; what's important is that you find an advisor with whom you feel you can work. The staff in the office can help you choose an advisor if you don't have one. Your advisor should help you choose courses that relate to your career goals, as soon as your goals are clear.

Advising can be done any time, but is especially important during two official advising periods which occur prior to the pre—registration period each semester. If you want to see your advisor at other times, either visit during office hours or request an appointment via telephone, e-mail, or a note in your advisor's mailbox. Specific information about the advising system will be mailed to majors and minors each semester, prior to the advising period.