The academic advising staff is available to provide advice and answers to questions about the undergraduate program in sociology during walk-in advising, advising by appointment, and via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC). Additional information, including specialization requirements (degree checks) can be found under Major/Minor information

We are located at the Social Sciences Building, Room 401.

Please see the Advising Schedule Tab below for quarterly advising hours.


Advising Options: 



Virtual Advising Center (VAC)

  • Typically 30 Minutes
  • Detailed Questions
  • Quarter by Quarter Plans
  • Typically 15 Minutes
  • Quick Questions
  • Signing Paperwork
  • On the Go Questions
  • After Hours

Appointments are generally better for more detailed information like career advising, individualized quarter by quarter plans, or detailed questions.

Please refer to the Advising Schedule Tab below to schedule to an appointment.

Walk-in advising is generally best for quick questions about: course requirements, pre-requisites, signing study abroad paperwork, OSD paperwork/ scheduling, quick check-ins, other major and minor related information, or if you have a question with an immediate need.

The Virtual Advising Center (VAC) is a great way to contact your advisor if you have a quick question, can't stop by in person, or if the advising office isn't open.

Emailed questions from currently enrolled students will only be answered virtually through the VAC.

















Advising Schedule

Advising Updates for SP19:

  • No Walk-in Advising: Monday, 4/22
  • Walk-in Advising extended: Friday 4/26 to 9-11:30am and 1-3:00pm


Sign up for your appointment here: Sociology Advising Google Appointment Calendar

Please make sure to use your UCSD email when making appointments. Include your PID with the reason you are scheduling an appointment in the calendar description (if no appointment times work please send us a message via the VAC).

**Please also note that some students have difficulty with their time zone when using their google calendar. Appointments are only offered during the times listed above. If you notice that the times are incorrect, please check your time zone.

Current UCSD Students

Please submit all quick advising 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.

Current students are free to come in for walk-in advising or make an appointment on the google calendar under the Advising Schedule.

Incoming Freshman and Newly Admitted Transfer Students

Prospective Students