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

Fall Semester Drop-in Advising Hours (when classes are in session)

Prof. Celeste Campos-Castillo
Office: Bolton 736
Phone: 414-229-1113
Email: camposca@uwm.edu
Drop-in hours: Wednesdays 1:30-3:30pm

Prof. Noelle Chesley
Office: Bolton 752
Phone: 414-229-2398
Email: chesley@uwm.edu
Drop-in hours: Fridays 9:00-10:00am

Prof. Cary Costello
Office: Bolton 738
Email: costello@uwm.edu
Drop-in hours: Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm

Prof. Donald Green
Office: Bolton 726
Email: dgreen@uwm.edu
Drop-in hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00-4:30pm

Prof. Jennifer Jordan
Office: Bolton 746
Phone: 414-229-5074
Email: jajordan@uwm.edu
Drop-in hours: Tuesdays 3:40-4:30pm and Thursdays 12:30-1:30pm

Sociology Major Requirements
Sociology Minor Requirements