Declare a Major or Minor

Students wishing to declare a Sociology major or minor may do so in one of two ways:

Declare your Sociology Major or Minor In-person

To declare your Sociology major or minor in-person, please

  1. Print an unofficial transcript. To do so:
    • Log in to PAWS
    • Under the yellow Academics header, click in the drop down menu and select Transcript: View Unofficial, then click the yellow arrow button
    • Select the Undergraduate Transcript and default Output Destination Type (email), then click the Submit Transcript Request button
    • A PDF copy will be delivered to your UWM Email Address immediately
  2. Pick up an Information for the Prospective Sociology Major packet or a Minor Information sheet in the Department Office, Bolton Hall, Rm. 714.
  3. Meet with one of the Sociology Undergraduate Faculty Advisors (see list below) during their walk-in office hours to sign-up and determine your course plan. If you cannot attend walk-in advising hours, please contact one of the advisors by phone or e-mail to arrange an appointment. Please bring your unofficial transcript with you.

Declare your Sociology Major or Minor On-line

To declare your Sociology major or minor on-line, please

  1. Print an unofficial transcript. To do so:
    • Log in to PAWS
    • Under the yellow Academics header, click in the drop down menu and select Transcript: View Unofficial, then click the yellow arrow button
    • Select the Undergraduate Transcript and default Output Destination Type (email), then click the Submit Transcript Request button
    • A PDF copy will be delivered to your UWM Email Address immediately
  2. Complete a Declaration of Sociology Major form (pdf) or Declaration of Minor form (pdf) and e-mail it, along with the copy of your unofficial transcript, to the Sociology Department, sociology@uwm.edu. A faculty member of the Sociology Undergraduate Committee, will review your transcript, and pending sufficient credits, will file a declaration of major or minor form with the College of Letters and Science.

Please allow four weeks for processing in-person or on-line declaration requests. If, four weeks after you met with an in-person faculty advisor or submitted your on-line request, you do not see your Sociology major/minor on your PAWS record, please contact an undergraduate faculty advisor (see below).

Undergraduate Faculty Advisors

Sociology faculty advisors and spring semester drop-in office hours are listed below. Drop-in hours for the Spring semester will begin on Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017.

Prof. Celeste Campos-Castillo
Office: Bolton 736
Office Phone: 414-229-1113
E-mail: camposca@uwm.edu
Drop-in Hours: Wednesdays 9:00–11:00am

Prof. Noelle Chesley
Office: Bolton 752
Office Phone: 414-229-2215
E-mail: chesley@uwm.edu
Drop-in Hours: Tuesdays 9:00–11:00am

Prof. Timothy O’Brien
Office: Bolton 744
Office Phone: 414-229-5820
E-mail: obrien34@uwm.edu
Drop-in Hours: Wednesdays 2:00–4:00pm

Prof. Kent Redding
Office: Bolton 756
Office Phone: 414-229-6946
E-mail: kredding@uwm.edu
Drop-in Hours: Thursdays 3:30–5:30pm

Prof. Aki Roberts
Office: Bolton 740
Office Phone: 414-229-6943
E-mail: aki@uwm.edu
Drop-in Hours: Thursdays 1:00–3:00pm

Sociology Major Requirements
Sociology Minor Requirements