Declaring a Sociology Major

Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago! Students may enter the program at any time upon completion of any social sciences core sequence but no later than the enrollment period of spring quarter in their third year.

Before declaring the major, students should 1) review all the relevant material posted on our website and 2) discuss their plans with their College adviser. Next, 3) is to complete the online enrollment form, available here. (It includes a short entry survey and should take you no more than 10 minutes to complete). 4) Make sure you subscribe to our listserv, which is jointly maintained by the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the Department Secretary. We use our listserv to communicate deadlines, announce town halls, and advertise research opportunities, so it’s an important channel of information related to the sociology major.