The academic advising staff is available to provide advice and answers to questions about the undergraduate program in sociology. Additional information, including specialization requirements (degree checks) can be found under Major/Minor information

Please use the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) for the quickest response.

Current UCSD Students

Please submit all questions via the Virtual Advising Center. Our advisor will respond to you within one to three business days. Your questions will be answered via the VAC only, not through email.


Freshman and Newly Admitted Transfer Students

Prospective Students

Admissions to the undergraduate program at UC San Diego is administered by the Admission Office.

If you have specifc questions regarding the Sociology program please review the information available online on our Transfer Page or contact the Undergraduate Coordinator at

Unable to enroll in a SOCI course?

There are circumstances in which a student will be unable to enroll in courses that they are eligible for.  Examples include:

  • Freshmen with sophomore standing
  • Student who will obtain junior standing at the end of a quarter, but unable to enroll in upper division courses during their enrollment period mid-quarter.

If the class you wish to enroll in has prerequisites or restrictions, submit your preauthorization request via the Preauthorization System.

Advising Schedule*

Standard Advising Hours*

Walk-In Advising
Tuesday - Friday: 9:30am - 11:45am

Advising by Appointment**
Monday - Thursday: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

*Hours are subject to change. To verify there is an advisor in the office, please call: (858) 534-4627.
**Sign up for your appointment using the Sociology Advising Google Appointment Calendar. Appointments will be confirmed via email.