The Parlin Advising Office (PAR 114) assists current Sociology majors.
Please feel free to set up an appointment with the appropriate advisor below:
Last name A – S: daniel dillon, https://calendly.com/d-dillon154
Last name T – Z: Brad Humphries, https://calendly.com/kilgoretrout
Virtual Front Desk: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/94269539526
Please note that the virtual front desk will be closed on Friday, September 9th, for a mandatory staff training event.
Front Desk Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30-noon and 1:00-4:00 p.m.
- Academic Difficulties
Students in academic distress should see an academic advisor immediately. There are more options to resolve any academic concerns early in the semester rather than near the end. Students should also talk to their instructor and/or TA if the problem involves a particular course. Students on scholastic probation may be required to complete a Success Agreement, and should plan to meet with an advisor regularly to ensure sufficient academic progress.
- Advising Bars & Audits
One of the best tools for advising is an advising audit. This is a computer-generated list of all of a student's classes, as they apply to their degree plan. Students may create and view audits online using IDA, the Interactive Degree Audit.
As Sociology majors, students will have an advising bar placed on their record when one of the following conditions exists:
- They are new to the major
- They are on scholastic probation
- They have more than one major (the other major may place the bar)
- Late Adds, Adding a Closed Class, and Reserved Courses
For the Spring 2022 semester, the Sociology advisors may add students to open Sociology courses from the 5th class day (Monday, January 24th) through the 7th class day (Wednesday, January 26th, 4:30 PM) with instructor permission. For instructor permission, students should request for faculty to forward their request to email@example.com directly.
Adding a Closed Class
Sociology uses the online Wait List System to manage enrollments. It is recommend that all students add themselves to wait list whenever possible and periodically check to make sure that there is a clear path to add the wait list courses if their turn comes up.
Certain SOC courses are reserved for SOC majors ONLY; students must have officially declared the major to add any of these courses. These include SOC 327M and SOC 379M at all times, as well as some upper division courses during the early registration periods. For these courses students MUST have SOC listed as their major, or as a simultaneous major if they have more than one. Other courses, including conference courses (SOC 379N), honors courses (SOC 679HA/HB), and internship courses (SOC 350N) require additional approvals to add. If students are officially declared as a SOC major and have difficulties adding reserved SOC courses, they need to talk to a SOC advisor.
- Changing or Adding the Sociology Major
Changing or Adding the Sociology Major
Sociology is considered an open, non-competetive major. Please see our Admissions page for next steps in changing or adding the major.
- College & University Procedures
College & University Procedures
Students are encouraged to talk to a Sociology advisor about how decisions such as a Q-drop, Pass/Fail, or Withdrawal may impact their long-term graduation plans. However, these processes are completed with an advisor in the Student Division/Dean's Office. Additional things addressed in the Dean's office may include:
- Scholastic Dismissal Appeal
- Petition for Degree Modification