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.

Declaring a Sociology Minor

Students must complete a Minor Requirements form. Completed forms should be sent to the sociology advisor or taken to the Sociology Undergraduate Advising Office. If the student’s major is with a college other than the College of Social Sciences, the form will be returned to the student so it can be sent to the appropriate college. The form will also be sent to the Records Office to be entered into the student’s official course of study.

Preparing for Graduation

One semester before graduation, students must complete their Graduation Plan. That will automatically be routed to the advisor for approval.  The Graduation Plan identifies courses currently being taken and courses to be taken during the remaining semester. It includes the general education, graduation, and focus requirements as well as any major, double major, minor, or certificate courses that remain to be completed.  If any changes are needed, you will be notified so you will be able to graduate as planned.  Students will also need to complete an Application for Degree within the time period specified on the Office of the Registrar’s website.

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

Virtual Office Hours:

MWF 1-4 pm
TUES 10 am-Noon and 1-3 pm

Advising is available via Zoom, by phone, or via email. Please email for an appointment.