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.
  • If a student's GPA is at least 2.0, they can complete a Declaration of Major form and bring it to the Sociology Undergraduate Advising Office to obtain the required signature.

To Obtain a Sociology Minor

Students should stop by the Sociology Undergraduate Advising Office to discuss course options and to acquire a Minor Verification form. Students must complete the form and obtain the required signature at least one semester before they graduate.

Preparing for Graduation

One to two semesters before graduation, students must complete a Graduation Plan form. The 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. Students should meet with the  Sociology Undergraduate Advisor to complete the form.

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

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.