Sociology Advising and Checklist

Sociology Advising

Sociology majors are assigned a faculty advisor upon declaration of the major.  Students meet with their advisor every semester. Students should meet with their Advisor every semester as they progress into the major course work. Although it is the student’s responsibility to verify what courses and requirements are needed to complete the degree, the Advisor is there to assist in double-checking the student’s progress. Advisors will also inform students of any changes to the requirements for their major.

Students with more than one major should be advised by an advisor in each major. 

If you need an advisor or if you are having trouble connecting with your advisor, please contact the departmental assistant, Sara Martin @ smartin4@jsu.edu or 256-782-5650.

  1. Sign up for advisement with your advisor.
  2. Review your academic transcript on Myjsu, and complete the Sociology Program checklist.
  3. Complete a trial schedule for the correct semester using JSU class schedule.
  4. Bring your completed trial schedule with any questions to your advisor.
  5. After meeting with your advisor, have your trial schedule signed by your advisor.
  6. The departmental assistant who will remove the alternate PIN so that you can register for the classes on your trial schedule. 


Information about choosing sociology electives for your degree.

  1. Consider the relevance of the course to your occupational goals.
  2. Consider how the course might contribute to your personal growth.
  3. Discuss the course with your advisor and or the instructor of the course.
  4. Go to the University bookstore and review the course textbook(s).

Other information

  • ETS Proficiency Profile (EPP)
  • Major Field Achievement Test (MFAT) - given during SY 499.
  • Senior Exit Interview - given during SY 499.
  • Click Graduation Certification to send an email to the one semester prior to expected graduation.
  • Please complete the Graduation Certification process prior to submitting a graduation application.
        • There is a fee associated with the application and student errors do not warrant refund