Declaration of Major or Minor

Campus Declaration Deadlines 2018-19

  • Fall Quarter: Friday, October 26th
  • Winter Quarter: Friday, February 8th
  • Spring Quarter: Friday, April 26th

Students who enter UCSC as frosh are required to be formally declared in a major before enrolling in their third year (or equivalent). Junior transfers must declare their major during their second quarter at UCSC. Each quarter has a declaration deadline by which the major or minor must be declared.

 

Requirements for Major Declaration

Sociology BA 

  1. Complete the major qualification courses with the grades needed. Note: SOCY 3A and SOCY 3B are not part of the major qualification policy and therefore do not need to be completed prior to declaring the major. 
  2. Sign up for a declaration workshop using the form at the bottom of this page. A declaration workshop is mandatory unless you are a senior
    • If you are a senior declaring the Sociology BA, please visit the Sociology Advisor during drop-in advising hours. 
    • If you are in progress with your last course needed to declare the major, you may attend a declaration workshop to start the declaration process; however, you will not be formally declared in the major until you have satisfied the last remaining requirement. 
  3. Students declaring a double major: If you are already declared in another program, bring those forms with you to the sociology declaration workshop (for seniors, bring the forms to drop-in advising hours). All programs you are declaring must use the same set of forms to ensure a full academic plan is created and both advisors have approved the plan. For reference, the forms can be found here: Declaration of Major/Minor form and Academic Planning form
  4. Attend the declaration workshop, and turn in your form by the posted deadline for the quarter. 

   

Sociology BA with GISES Intensive Concentration

  1. GISES students may complete the declaration process in two steps: Declare the Sociology BA first, then add the GISES concentration once you've completed the additional requirements.
  2. Once you have met the requirements for the Sociology BA, sign up for a declaration workshop using the form at the bottom of this page. A declaration workshop is mandatory. If you are a senior, a declaration workshop is not required, please visit the Sociology Advisor during drop-in advising hours. 
  3. Students declaring a double major: If you are already declared in another program, bring those forms with you to the sociology declaration workshop (for seniors, bring the forms to drop-in advising hours). All programs you are declaring must use the same set of forms to ensure a full academic plan is created and both advisors have approved the plan. For reference, the forms can be found here: Declaration of Major/Minor form and Academic Planning form
  4. Attend the declaration workshop, and turn in your form by the posted deadline for the quarter. Add a note to your form indicating that you will be adding the GISES concentration at a later time. 
  5. Once you are ready to add the GISES concentration, please notify the Sociology Advisor. The GISES concentration can be added to the Sociology BA: upon completing SOCY 30A, have a 2.8 cumulative GPA in the declaration course requirements, and have approval from the program director. 

    

Combined Sociology/LALS BA

  1. Complete the major qualification courses, with the grades needed, on both the Sociology and LALS sides.
  2. Visit the Sociology Advisor during drop-in advising hours first to start the paperwork. A declaration workshop is NOT required on the Sociology side. If you are already declared in another program, bring those forms with you to your meeting with the Sociology Advisor. All programs you are declaring must use the same set of forms to ensure a full academic plan is created and both advisors have approved the plan. For reference, the forms can be found here: Declaration of Major/Minor form and Academic Planning form
  3. Sign-up for a declaration workshop with LALS. Take the paperwork you started with the Sociology Advisor to the LALS workshop. 
  4. Complete the LALS workshop and process. The LALS Advisor will declare the Combined major since LALS is the sponsoring department for this major. 
  5. The LALS Advisor will send a copy of the completed declaration forms to the Sociology Advisor. 

   

Requirements for Minor Declaration

  1. Complete the minor qualification course(s) with the grade needed. Review requirements.
  2. Be declared in your major. Retain a copy of your major's Petition to Declare Major/Minor" form and the "Academic Planning Form"
  3. Bring these forms in to meet with the Sociology Advisor during drop-in advising hours.  A workshop is NOT required for a minor. 
  4. GISES students must be approved by the program director before the declaration of minor is processed. 

     

Declaration Workshop Sign-Up Form

 

DECLARATION WORKSHOPS FOR FALL QUARTER HAVE NOW ENDED, AND IT IS PAST THE DECLARATION DEADLINE (OCT 26TH). DO NOT COMPLETE THE BELOW FORM UNTIL WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN ADDED FOR WINTER QUARTER

 

Please first review the information above prior to starting this process. A declaration workshop is required for students declaring the Sociology BA and Sociology BA with GISES Intensive Concentration (except for seniors). Workshops last approximately 50 minutes - 1 hour and are held in Rachel Carson College, Sociology Department Rm 207.

You must sign-up for a workshop. Drop-ins will not be accepted.

To sign-up for a declaration workshop please complete this online form, or use the embedded form below. If you are having trouble with the sign-up form link or the embedded form, please contact the Undergraduate Advisor tboom@ucsc.edu or 831-459-4497 or in person. If you are not able to make any of the workshop dates, please contact the Undergraduate Advisor for an alternate option.

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