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 do not have regular advising hours in the summer. Please e-mail Prof. Noelle Chesley, Sociology Director of Undergraduate Studies, at chesley@uwm.edu, for questions or concerns or to set-up a phone or in-person meeting.

Sociology Major Requirements
Sociology Minor Requirements