Sociology Undergraduate Advising

The mission of the Sociology Undergraduate Advising Office is to help students graduate in a timely and meaningful manner. In addition to assistance in navigating program requirements, the undergraduate advisor can provide advice on class selection, academic planning, career paths, and graduate school. The undergraduate advisor also assists with major declarations, minor verifications, and the completion of graduation paperwork.


Declaring a Sociology Major

There are two ways to declare a major in Sociology.

  • Students may declare it at the time they apply to UH Mānoa.
  • Students can complete a Declaration of Major form and send it to the advisor or take it to the Sociology Undergraduate Advising Office to obtain the required signature.

To Obtain a Sociology Minor

One to two semesters before graduation, students need to complete a Minor Verification form. Completed forms should be sent to the advisor or taken to the Sociology Undergraduate Advising Office. After the form is verified by the advisor, it will be returned to the student to be included with the student's other graduation paperwork.


Preparing for Graduation

One to two semesters before graduation, students must complete a Graduation Plan worksheet and  Application for Degree. The Graduation Plan form identifies courses currently being taken and courses to be taken during the remaining semesters. It includes the general education and focus requirements, as well as any major, double major, minor, or certificate courses that remain to be completed. Completed forms should be sent to the advisor or taken to the Undergraduate Advising Office.

Barbara Joyce, Specialist, Department of Sociology, UH Mānoa

Dr. Barbara Joyce
Undergraduate Advisor
Saunders Hall 248
(across from the elevators)
Telephone: 1 (808) 956-8794
Email: socadvis@hawaii.edu


Office Hours:

MWF 1:30-2:30, 3:00-4:00
Tuesdays 10-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

Advising is available by phone during normal office hours or via email. Please email for a phone appointment.