Undergraduates are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with an academic adviser to plan their program of study. In addition to faculty academic advisors, the department has a peer advising program available to assist students with advising. Keeping track of one's course of study and progress toward graduation is the responsibility of the individual student. Students declaring a major in sociology upon entering the university, are assigned an adviser in the major during registration of their first term. Students declaring or changing a major to sociology after attending the university for some time must contact the Sociology Department Office, 736 PLC. A faculty adviser will be assigned at that time. Advisers may be changed upon request. You are not required to see the person who is listed as your advisor.
Faculty Academic Adviser
Students are encouraged to maintain contact with their academic advisers throughout their university career to discuss their course of study, and to go over their academic interests and career plans. Continued contact with an adviser can help students develop and maintain an academic program that is consistent with their interests and to stay on track for graduation. Eleen Baumann is the Undergraduate Program Advisor for the Department of Sociology and will be the faculty member that most students meet with.
The Peer Advising Office
The Peer Advising Office is staffed by sociology undergraduates who have been trained to advise students on both sociology and university requirements. They assist with planning a course of study, preparing for a more productive meeting with an assigned faculty adviser, and in using the university's other resources. The Peer Advising Office is staffed during the academic year.
the schedule posted on 706 PLC and in the Sociology Majors section of Blackboard for current office hours. The peer adviser can assist with online progress reports, can help fill out the “sociology planning worksheet,” and assist students with “areas of concentration” in planning their future academic and professional careers. Students are urged to take frequent advantage of the services of the Peer Advising Office.
Sociology peer advisors at the winter 2013 'end of term' meeting