Department of Sociology

Registration FAQ


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.

Reserved Courses

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.

Other courses, including conference courses (SOC 379N), honors courses (SOC 679HA/HB), and internship courses (SOC 350N) require additional approvals to add/

SOC 320C-Cancerland requires instructor consent to enroll; availability is very limited. For permission, please reach out to Dr. Osbakken directly (

Late Adds

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.

  • Department of Sociology

    The University of Texas at Austin
    305 E 23rd St, A1700
    RLP 3.306
    Austin, TX 78712-1086