Admission requirements, application process for BA, BS, or minor

Admission to the major requires: (1) completion of SOC 301 Social Statistics (or approved equivalent) with a grade of C or better, (2) a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and (3) a minimum GPA of 2.0 in any sociology courses taken prior to the time of application.

All students must officially declare their major in sociology in order to pursue an undergraduate degree in sociology. Students may declare their major by submitting the online Application for Majors form.

Once a student has been approved by the Arts & Sciences Advising Center as a sociology major, A&S Advising will forward his/her file to the Department of Sociology, after which the student will receive a formal letter of welcome from Dr. Jonetta Weber, Director of Academic Services and undergraduate advisor. Once the student has received this letter, he/she may contact Dr. Weber to schedule an advising appointment at (502) 852-8028 or

While sociology majors are not required to see an advisor each semester for approval of their course schedules, they are encouraged to contact the advisor with questions or concerns. Meeting with an advisor can ensure the appropriate selection of courses and provide an opportunity to discuss any problems.

Undecided Students
Although students who have not been approved by A&S Advising as sociology majors cannot receive formal advising from the undergraduate advisor in Sociology, any student who has not declared his/her major in sociology but is interested in talking with the Sociology advisor should contact Dr. Jonetta Weber at (502) 852-8028 or