How do students add the Sociology major?
- Students first attend a Sociology (SOCY) academic planning workshop. During the workshop, students will meet with a Sociology advisor to obtain information about the undergraduate program as well as receive the signed and stamped change/addition of major form.
- Please call the Sociology Undergraduate office at 301-405-6389 in order to schedule a time to attend a workshop.
- Students then attend a College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) academic planning workshop by signing up at http://www.bsosworkshops.umd.edu/.
- After completing the BSOS workshop, students submit the change/addition of major form with completed academic plan to BSOS in 2148 Tydings Hall.
Major change or addition of second major may take approximately 15 business days to process.
Students on academic probation/dismissal and other designated student populations will be required to schedule an appointment to meet with a BSOS advisor to process the major change.
Double Majors and Double Degrees
The university encourages students to complete their degrees in four years or 130 credits. Students wishing to declare a second major or degree will need to complete a plan that demonstrates their ability to successfully complete the major requirements in eight (8) semesters (four years).
Any student who will go over eight (8) semesters in completing their degree must appeal through BSOS for permission to add the second major/degree. Exceptions may be considered on a case by case basis at the College level.