Academic Advising helps students achieve their educational, personal, and career goals by providing guidance and assistance in the decision-making process. Students should work closely with their advisors to plan workable educational goals, to understand the degree options and requirements, to understand the financial implications of their decisions, to assess their strengths and challenges as scholars, and to clarify realistic career objectives for themselves upon graduation.
All students in the sociology major have been assigned to a faculty advisor/mentor. You can find out who your advisor is in Campus Connect > Self Service > Academic Planning > View My Advisors.
Your faculty advisor is a good person to talk to about the following:
- Degree progress and graduation timeline
- University, college and department policies and procedures
- Transfer credit and study abroad credit questions
- Concerns about grades and help with finding tutoring
- Any other questions or concerns
- Research and publication opportunities
- Graduate school
- Asking for a Letter of Recommendation
- Sociology-related career options