Undergraduate Advising

Sociology Advising is currently remote. Advising is available via email or Zoom. We will continue to be available in this manner until COVID cases have declined and our team is safe to return to in-person advising.

Click on the link to review the associated information:
Email Advising - Sociology Undergraduate Advisor, Peer Advisor, and College Advising
Advising Calendar- Zoom Appointments, Drop-ins, and Important Dates/Events


Email Advising

Please allow 2-4 days for a response, particularly around high volume times such as advising week and enrollment. When you are emailing us please always use your UCSC email account, and provide your full name and study ID number.

Contact socyadvising@ucsc.edu for:

  • Anything related to sociology courses or requirements
  • Signature on forms (will all be done digitally)
  • Major progress check questions (please review your academic advisement report first. MyUCSC -> My Academics)
  • Submitting Independent Study to obtain course number for enrollment
  • Checking on the status of course substitution petition
  • Updates needed on your academic advisement report

Contact socypeer@ucsc.edu for:

  • General advising on sociology courses, policies and procedures
  • Course substitution advising
  • Creating academic plans
  • A sociology student's experience or advice on questions you may have
  • Be prepared to share your screen to review your MyUCSC Record. Peer Advisors cannot access your records

Contact your College Advising Office for:

  • General Education requirements
  • IGETC questions
  • Unit completion
  • Enrolling in more than 19 units
  • Academic standing


Advising Calendar

Important Dates: In addition to advising times, you will find campus and department deadlines, events, and workshops on the calendar below. Click on the item for additional information.  

Drop-in Advising: Review the calendar below to find the drop-in time blocks. Click on the event to find the Zoom link, and whether the drop-in is with a Peer Advisor or the Undergrad Advisor. You will first enter the waiting room, then once we are ready we will admit you to the meeting room.

Advising Appointments: Book 30 minute Zoom appointments with the Undergraduate Advisor on Navigate/Slug Success. For help with Slug Success, please refer to these how-to guides. Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance. If you are not currently proposed or declared in Sociology, please select the Academic Planning/Guidance, Choosing/Exploring Major/Minor, or Declaring/Adding/Changing Major/Minor as the appointment reason when scheduling your appointment. Please note: I will often have night time appointments available Slug Success as I work around my baby's schedule.


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Combined LALS/SOCY Students:

LALS is the department of record for this major. Advising and declaration of the Combined LALS/SOCY major is done through the LALS department. Please contact the LALS Advisor. If you have any sociology specific questions please direct them to socyadvising@ucsc.edu.


Common Topics and Questions


Degree Progress/Where am I with my requirements?

Check your academic advisement report: MyUCSC -> My Academics -> Academic Advisement Report -> scroll down to the sociology sections to review areas that are “Not Satisfied”. You can also review the top of the report for GE requirements, and the bottom of your report for units completed. Any questions about GEs, IGETC, or units must go to your College advising office. Sociology does not advise on these requirements. 



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