The academic advising process is one of shared learning, and both curricular and co-curricular experiences are important. Students play an active role in the success of the relationship they have with their academic advisor. Advisors play many roles on our campus, but our main duty is to teach students the curriculum, help students understand the value and relevance of their education, and also assist them in the career development process. The most successful students take full advantage of all the programming and services available to them both in the department and on campus.
If you have been admitted into a major, you will be advised by your advisor in University College until you have exceeded 24 credit hours. Once you have surpassed 24 hours, you will then need to schedule future appointments with Ryan Gray.
Students are welcome to contact the advisor by phone or email, but extended or complicated conversations should be addressed during a one-on-one appointment.
Sociology minors are advised by Ryan Gray.
Advising is done by appointment Monday-Thursday. Sociology majors and minors can schedule an appointment online.
Walk-in advising is available on Fridays from 9:00-11:30AM and 1:00-3:00PM, unless otherwise noted in the weekly email sent out to majors.
There is an Sociology Advising page in Reggienet (you will need to login with your ULID and password), which should appear in your list of courses for the semester. Several resources on it including career info, transfer coursework, changing majors/declaring minors, as well as information on reading your Academic Requirements report, and course registration. Announcements about internships, career fairs, speakers and other news items or events relevant to Sociology will be posted regularly.This will be a good resource for you to utilize for basic advising questions.
Academic advisors will:
Students are ultimately responsible for their decisions and actions. Students are responsible for knowing and fulfilling all University, College of Arts and Sciences, and major and other curricular requirements. If at any time students are confused or do not understand, it is their responsibility to seek assistance.