4. UAlbany Degree Requirements
Departmental Advice to Transfer Students
Welcome to the
Sociology major at the University at
undertake a variety of challenging courses.
offers breadth and flexibility, facilitating
student choice to tailor coursework to
individual interests and goals. The coursework
we offer is supplemented by a variety of other
options-- including internships, independent
study, and an honors program-- that enable
students to further explore their interests.
Over the years our graduates have gone on to
law school, business and industry, medical
school, and government employment at the
federal, state, and local levels, And, of
course, some go on to graduate school in
sociology and related disciplines.
MAP (Major Academic Pathway) shows how the
Sociology major might be completed in four
years. As a transfer student it is important
for you to use your
Degree Audit Report
(DARS) to determine what you’ve
already completed and what is left for you to
finish at Albany. As you do this, please
consider the following information that we
have found to be important to transfer
coursework: The following courses
must be completed in order to become/remain
a Sociology major:
ASOC 220, with a
grade of C or better
ASOC 235, with a
grade of C or better
ASOC 221 or an
equivalent statistics course
Students who transfer in
having completed ASOC 115 should plan to take
both Soc 220 and Soc 235 in their first
2. Sociology majors are
required to complete a minor.
here for the complete list and
requirements of UAlbany minors.
Our recommendation for your
- Take 1-2 SOC admission courses, as needed
- Add 1-2 other SOC courses, for a maximum
of 3 SOC courses for the semester.
- Select 1-2 General Education courses in
accordance with your DARS-identified
- Select 1 course in your minor
- Add an elective if needed to bring your
credit total to 15.
On-Line Registration Process
1. You are
advised to complete and submit your
Educational Plan as soon as possible, to
maximize access to available seats. The plan
does not have to be perfect or final.
2. Your Educational Plan will be reviewed
by a member of the Sociology faculty who will
contact you by email with comments or
questions. When your proposal is approved,
you will receive an email and this message
will include your AVN (Advisement Verification
Number). You can expect to receive this by
email within two weeks after receipt of your
proposal. Please be sure to check your
UAlbany email account. Your AVN will give you
access to the registration system.
Contact Advisement Services
Center 442-3960 or ITS Help Desk (442-3700).
Students are advised
by individual faculty members, to assist them
in using the program to address their needs
and pursue their goals. Your course
work is challenging and we encourage regular
meetings with your academic advisor to discuss
your program of study. Check MYUAlbany to
find your Sociology advisor’s name – you can
expect this information to appear within two
weeks after you register for classes online.