Department of Sociology


Sociology majors are strongly encouraged to speak with a sociology faculty member about course selection and requirements at least once a semester. Ideally, this should be done prior to registration (when lines are usually long). Although the Department will seek to guide students, it is the student's responsibility to ensure that they understand and fulfill the requirements for graduation.

Students must provide current contact information (address, telephone and e-mail) to the Department. This can be given to any faculty member or to Miriam Medina in the sociology office, located in Room B65 of Carman Hall. Any member of the sociology faculty can offer advice about course selection, graduate school, or career opportunities. However, Professor Christopher Bonastia is the major advisor, and he, or Professor Elin Waring should be consulted if an issue should arise or if there's is an uncertainty about transfer credits.

If you are considering graduate school, consult with Prof. Elin Waring as early as possible, ideally no later than spring of your junior year. However, even freshmen and sophomores considering this option should seek advice about course selection.

The best time to see a faculty advisor about your course of study is several weeks before you register. When you come in for the first time, bring with you a transcript of all college courses taken here or at another school and, if you are a transfer student, the transfer evaluation form that you were given in Shuster Hall. If you do not have an evaluation of your transfer credits, you may obtain one in Shuster Hall, Room 161.

Last modified: Feb 6, 2013

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