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Where Can Advising Take You?


The Department of Sociology is committed to providing professional and timely advising.

Meeting with our department advisor throughout your undergraduate career is an important part of your academic success.

Creating an academic plan will help you navigate your way through college in a rewarding and efficient way. We’re here for you every step of the way, as much as you want us to be.

We want to help craft your SIGNATURE college experience through these 4 phases of your degree.


  • Use your first year to explore classes across different colleges and departments.  find the best fit for you.  Meet with a university college advisor during your first year to strategically plan your schedule.
  • Lower Division General Education Requirements


  • Programs in which courses are organized thematically to maximize your learning and they are selected in a way to create flexibility in your personal schedule.



  • American Institutions (AI)
  • Lower Division Writing (WR2)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QA,QB, QR)
  • Fine Arts (FF)
  •  Humanities (HF)
  • Physical/life Science (SF)
  • Applied Science (AS)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (BF)


  • Declare Sociology a Major
  • Meet with an ADVISOR

You want to move though college quickly.  We want you to as well.  Creating an academic plan will help you navigate your way through college.  Advisors will help you lay out this plan and peer mentors will keep you on track throughout your time here.  We're pulling for your success!  Remember, the earlier--the better.student w professor

All students transferring credit from another institution will need to make visiting with an advisor a top priority.  Students will be able to gather a full sense of what credits transferred, how many credits are left remaining for degree completion and those opportunities that will enhance the post-graduate experience.




This is a good time to investigate and apply for scholarships. There are scholarships available from the sociology department, the college of social and behavioral sciences and the university.

deadlines: March 1

Sociology Department

  • MIN GPA: 3.5
  • declared soc major
  • utah resident
  • US citizen

 College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Min gpa: 3.2
  • Declared major within the college of social and behavioral science
  • utah resident
  • US citizen

 University of Utah

  • MIN GPA: varies
  • available to all students
  • Many scholarships available for eligible students!


Bachelor's of Science or Bachelor's of Arts?

What kind of bachelor's degree are you earning? 
  • Bachelor's of Science
    Requires the completion of TWO Quantitative Intensive courses (QI).  While most students are nervous aobut an upper-division quantitative course, keep in mind that sociology majors will experiences course that will automatically fulfill these QI requirements. Both require Communicative Writing (CW), International Requirement (IR), and a Diversity Requirement (DV).
  • Bachelor's of Arts
    Typically requires 4 semesters of a foreign language.  If you are planning on completing a BA, be sure to start language courses earlier rather than later.  Both require Communicative Writing (CW), International Requirement (IR), and a Diversity Requirement (DV).


Major Requirements

3140 Social Theory,     3111 Research Methods,     3112 Social Statiistics

Program Areas

provide focused pathways for students to harness an emphasis


blue shield symbol          DEVIANCE, CRIME & THE LAW        green globe symbol     GLOBALIZATION, POLITICS & SOCIETY

people with signs symbolDIVERSITY & INEQUALITY                          medical symbol     POPULATION & HEALTH


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  • Senior Thesis
  • Peer Advising
  • Research
  • Teaching Experience
  • Community Engaged Learning