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Undergraduate Program
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How to make an appointment with the advisor or ask a question about the undergraduate major: Send an email to hlelkins@indiana.edu or contact the Sociology department office at 855-4127.

How to apply for a major in sociology: Students can apply for a Sociology major or an Interdepartmental major in Sociology and Afro-American and African Diaspora Studies. For more information about the degree, click here.

The Sociology department at Indiana University is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Before declaring sociology as a major, a student must meet the entrance requirements of the College. These include the following:

If you are in University Division, see your University Division advisor and declare a sociology major. Otherwise, contact the sociology advisor, Heather Elkins (hlelkins@indiana.edu).

How to apply for a minor in sociology: The sociology department has 3 minors. Check the website for requirements: http://www.indiana.edu/~soc/ug_degree.shtml If you are interested in applying for a sociology minor contact the sociology advisor, Heather Elkins (hlelkins@indiana.edu).

How to transfer credit:

Credit transfer service: If you plan to take a course at another university, you can check the credit transfer service web site to first see how the course will transfer at IU Bloomington. If the university you plan to attend isn’t listed in the credit transfer service web site, you must contact the department of the course you plan to take and they will need to determine how the course will count.

Intercampus transfer: If you plan to take a course at another IU campus and would like to transfer the course back to the Bloomington campus, you will need to do an intercampus transfer. For more information click here.

For a course already taken: To learn how IU transfers credit and for rules and regulations, please click here for a site which lists the grade required and other pertinent information.

How to obtain a permission for a sociology class: Obtain an on-line permission for major-coded or authorized sections for sociology courses by contacting Heather Elkins, the sociology undergraduate advisor at hlelkins@indiana.edu.

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