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Academic Advising

As a student at Cornell, you are ultimately responsible for completing your College’s degree requirements and you should be aware of the policies, procedures, and guidelines regarding the fulfillment of the undergraduate degree. If you are in the College of Arts & Sciences, you should consult the current Degree Requirements and the Courses of Study.

College Advisors are available to you by appointment in the Academic Advising Center in KG17 Klarman Hall. These advisors are the best source of guidance on college-level academic requirements for graduation, residency requirements, and academic standing. We strongly encourage you to meet with a College Advisor once a year to discuss your progress toward completion of College requirements.

After reading these pages, you may find that you are still confused or unclear about some of the requirements for the Sociology Major, or you may have questions about your individual situation. Several sources of academic assistance and advice are available to you.

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
The undergraduate program coordinator in the Sociology Department is Sue Meyer. Sue is located in Uris Hall, Room 316 — inside the Sociology Department Office. She can provide assistance with administrative matters or concerns, including:

    • The process of declaring the sociology major
    • Forms related to transferring course credit from other universities and/or other departments
    • Add/Drop forms and course enrollment permissions
    • Applications to the Sociology Honors Program
    • Completion of Part II: Major Requirements in the Application to Graduate

Sociology Faculty Advisor
When you are accepted into the Sociology Major, you will be assigned a Sociology Faculty Advisor. You are encouraged to meet with your faculty advisor in Sociology to discuss courses and plan your program of study within the Department. You may also reach out to her or him to discuss any questions you have about the major, as well as career goals and graduate school opportunities.

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Professor Mabel Berezin is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Sociology. She reviews Sociology Major Declaration Forms and accepts students into the program. She also evaluates sociology classes taken outside Cornell to determine whether they qualify for Cornell credit.

Professor Berezin is available to meet with majors and prospective majors who wish to learn more about the major or discuss opportunities within the undergraduate program, such as the Honors Program. The Director of Undergraduate Studies also fills in for faculty advisors who are on academic leave.