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Declare a Major or Minor

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

Due to the current emerging COVID19 situation, all sociology advising will be handled online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
Please email one of our faculty advisors as needed:

In-person (Unavailable)

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.

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

Due to the current emerging COVID19 situation, all sociology advising will be handled online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

Prof. Celeste Campos-Castillo
Office: Bolton 736
Office Phone: 414-229-1113
E-mail: camposca@uwm.edu

Prof. Noelle Chesley
Office: Bolton 752
Office Phone: 414-229-2398
E-mail: chesley@uwm.edu

Prof. Cary Costello
Office: Bolton 738
Office Phone: none
E-mail: costello@uwm.edu

Sociology Major Requirements
Sociology Minor Requirements