How To Declare the Sociology Minor

Procedure for Declaring the Minor

Students sometimes know early on that they wish to complete a minor.  Other students decide to declare a minor after they find they have already fulfilled all or almost all of the requirements.   When you are ready to declare a minor, please follow these steps.

Step 1.   Contact the Department’s Academic Administrative Assistant, Ms. Joyce Holleran, and let her know you would like to declare your minor.  She will answer any questions you may have and will direct you to a member of the faculty Undergraduate Committee.

Step 2.  Schedule a meeting with that faculty member (in person or via Zoom) to discuss your interests in sociology and the specific courses you would like to take. You and the Undergraduate Committee member should agree on a plan of study.  Note: If you have already completed or almost completed the requirements for the minor, this step is optional.

Step 3.   Prepare and submit the Declaration of Major/Minor Form online through DocuSign (see instructions at https://college.as.virginia.edu/forms). Be sure to check the box indicating that this is a minor declaration.  DocuSign will route the form to the Undergraduate Committee member for signature.  Once signed, the form will be forwarded to the Sociology Department and the University Registrar.