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.
Fall Semester Advising Office Hours
The academic advisor will be having office hours according to the following schedule:
9:00 to 11:00 am
2:00 to 4:00 pm
|Monday||Drop-Ins Advising||Appointments Only|
|Wednesday||Drop-Ins Advising||Appointments Only|
Location LASB 312
Location LASB 312
These meetings can take place in person, in Academic Building, Suite RM 205, or take place over Zoom. Current Sociology majors have received the Zoom meeting link in their weekly advising email; non-majors can email SOCIadvising@tamu.edu to receive the meeting link. Students will meet with advisors on a first-come, first-served basis during drop-in advising hours – regardless of meeting type.
Please come 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. All appointments will be in person, we will not have the Zoom option.
If you would like to declare a major in Sociology, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us after verifying you meet the major 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 minor 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
Monday, February 14: Undergraduate deadline to submit a request for change of curriculum
Friday, February 18: Last day to apply for all degrees to be awarded in May without a late fee
Monday, March 7: Mid-semester grades due
Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18: Spring Break
Friday, March 18: Faculty/staff holiday
Thursday, March 31: Summer & Fall semester pre-registration begins (Undergraduate Students Registration Schedule)
Friday, April 15: Reading day, no classes
Tuesday, April 19 (by 5 p.m.): Last day for all students to drop courses with no penalty (Q-drop)
Tuesday, April 19 (by 5 p.m.): Last day to change KINE 198/199 Grade Type for spring 2022
Tuesday, April 19 (by 5 p.m.): Last day to officially withdraw from the University
Tuesday, April 19 (by 5 p.m.): Last day to apply for spring 2022 graduation online
Tuesday, April 19 (by 5 p.m.): Spring 2022 Degree Candidates: Degree Requirement Verification (DRV) deadline
Thursday, April 21: Muster, Campus ceremony
Tuesday, May 3: Redefined day, students attend their Friday classes
Tuesday, May 3: Last day to apply for all degrees to be awarded in May
Tuesday, May 3: Last day of spring semester classes
Wednesday, May 4: Reading day, no classes
Thursday, May 5 through Tuesday, May 10: Spring semester final examinations for all students
Meeting with our Advisor
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 Q-drop form to submit university paperwork and request
- Making post-graduation plans
- Getting support for challenges or concerns