Our office focuses on the support and guidance of undergraduate students as they create a plan for their academic pursuits while at Texas A&M and beyond. We work to provide undergraduates with information necessary to make decisions in alignment with their goals, while also helping students fulfill the requirements to attain their degree from Texas A&M.
For our new incoming first-year and transfer students: please be sure to schedule your New Student Conference (NSC) as soon as you’re able. The second day of your conference will primarily be spent with us in Sociology advising to familiarize you with our academic requirements, the program and department, and to aid you with your first-semester registration. Please do not schedule an advising meeting with us prior to your NSC, as individual academic advising will be a part of your NSC experience.
Office Hours (updated for Fall 2021)
|Morning Advising: 9:00 to 11:30 am||Afternoon Advising: 1:30 to 4:00 pm|
|Wednesdays||Drop-ins||Appointments & Drop-ins|
|Thursdays||Drop-ins||Appointments & Drop-ins|
Virtual Drop-In Advising
These meetings will take place over Zoom. Current Sociology majors have received the meeting link; non-majors can email a Sociology advisor to receive the meeting link.
Please sign in to these meetings prepared with your questions or concerns.
Current students can schedule appointments via the Navigate website or Navigate app. Appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. However, if your schedule changes suddenly, you can cancel or reschedule your appointment; we simply ask for as much advance notice as is feasible.
If you would like to declare a major in Sociology, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us after verifying you meet the requirements to change into Sociology. You can submit your change of major request in Howdy prior to advising meetings.
If you would like to request the addition of a Sociology minor, please verify you meet the requirements to add a minor, then you can submit our online request form. We will review and respond to requests as quickly as possible.
If you are contacting an advisor to be forced into a course that is already full, please note: Sociology advisors will not over-enroll Sociology classes, and we can ONLY provide forces into Sociology courses.
*Please note: failure to attend 3 scheduled appointments in one term will result in the loss of access to appointment scheduling in Navigate (for any advisor) for the remainder of the term.*
Please email our office at SOCIadvising@tamu.edu with any general questions or requests you have.
Upcoming Advising Dates & Deadlines to Know
September 24: Undergraduate deadline to submit a request for change of curriculum.
September 30: Undergraduate degree plan approval deadline. See Student Rule 1.9 (https://student-rules.tamu.edu/rule01/).
October 01: Last day to apply for all degrees to be awarded in December without a late fee.
October 18: 12 p.m. (noon), Mid-semester grades due.
November 04 – November 17: Preregistration for 2022 spring semester.
November 19, 5 p.m.: Last day for all students to drop courses with no penalty (Q-drop).
November 19, 5 p.m.: Last day to change KINE 198/199 Grade Type for fall 2021.
November 19, 5 p.m.: Last day to officially withdraw from the University.
November 25 – November 26: Thanksgiving Holiday.
December 08: Last day of fall semester classes. Pursuant to Student Rule 8.3 (http://student-rules.tamu.edu/rule08), no regular course examinations (except for laboratory and one-hour courses) shall be given during the 15th week of classes.
December 08: Last day to apply for all degrees to be awarded in December.
December 20, 12 p.m. (noon): Final grades for all students due to the Office of the Registrar. Grades will be available for viewing in Howdy after 5 p.m.
December 24 – December 31: Faculty and Staff Holiday.
Meeting with our Advisors
During advising meetings, our advisors can discuss a variety of topics with you including, but not limited to:
- Types of degrees you can earn in Sociology
- Adding a Sociology minor; if you meet the requirements to add a minor, use our online form to request the minor
- Completing a double major or double degree
- Planning and preparing for graduation
- Completing your degree planner
- Reviewing your degree evaluation and planning out classes
- Adding Sociology coursework through individual contracts with faculty (SOCI 485, 491)
- Q-Dropping courses; if you are ready to q-drop a class, Sociology majors can complete our online Q-drop form to submit university paperwork and request
- Making post-graduation plans
- Getting support for challenges or concerns