Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Advisement & Registration
PURPOSE OF ACADEMIC ADVISING
Advisement is a critical component of a student's successful matriculation at Morgan. It is how the Sociology Department maintains good communication with its majors and how Sociology majors can stay on track to graduate. Another vital component of advising is the informal dialogue between advisors and students about internships, career choices, study habits, time management, and other topics that fall outside of the curriculum sequence.
The name of your advisor can be found at the top of your Degree Woks audit. You should schedule at least one meeting each semester with your advisor. Please make sure that you follow your advisor's instructions on how to set up meetings. Until you have earned 24 credits and have a 2.0 GPA, your advisor is one of the College of Liberal Arts' Retention Advisors. After you satisfy those criteria, you will be assigned a faculty advisor from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
You will not be able to register without your pin number, which changes each semester and will be given to you during your advisement session. This practice ensures that you plan your class schedule and register for classes with the help of an advisor. We want to make sure that you are making wise choices that will help you graduate on-time!
- Reach out to your advisor early in the registration process, typically 1-2 weeks BEFORE early registration begins.
- Be on time for your meeting, dress appropriately, and have your camera on, if it is Zoom meeting.
- Be sure to have accessed your Degree Works audit, and come ready with questions.
- Remember, you need to have earned at least 120 credits to graduate. Even if Degree Works shows that you have satisfied your requirements, if you do not have 120 credits, you will not graduate!
- Remember that all courses required for the Sociology major, which includes the Foreign Language classes, must be passed with a "C" or better.
- For the purpose of forms (see below), your Dean is Dr. M'bare N'gom, Dean of the James H. Gilliam, Jr. College of Liberal Arts; Your Department Chairperson is Dr. Angela Howell. Their email addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
- Adding a minor to your degree adds 18 credits, or one semester.
- Sociology majors who wish to pursue Criminal Justice DO NOT need to minor in Criminal Justice. Criminal Justice is already encompassed in the Sociology major. If you are a Sociology major, you will be awarded a Criminal Justice Certificate upon graduation if you have completed the required Criminal Justice courses. The certificate DOES NOT add time to your degree. The minor ADDS 18 credits or one semester to your degree.
- Change of Major Form- Use this form to change your major, add or delete a minor, or choose a track. "General Sociology" is the track Sociology majors should select.
- Excess Credits Request Form- Use this form to request to take more than 18 credits. Students will not be approved if they have less than a 3.0 GPA. This decision should be made in consultation with the student's advisor.
- Permission To Take Class Off Campus Form- Fill this form out BEFORE seeking to take a class at another university. Please be ready to upload a course description for the course that will be taken off-campus. Select Angela Howell as the Major Chairperson. Select the Course Chairperson by finding out the name of the Department Chairperson that offers the Course at Morgan. For example, if you want to take a Foreign Language Course off-campus, you would select Dr. Helen Harrison (Chair of World Languages) as the Course Chairperson. A quick search of the Morgan website can help you to find out this information. More information about this process can be found on the Registrar's website.
- Academic Petition Review- Fill out this form, with the help of your advisor, if you seek to have a course substituted within the General Education Curriculum.
- To submit missing transcripts from other schools, email your transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
- General Education Curriculum- This document provides a summary of various courses that can be taken to satisfy the General Education Courses. The most up-to-date offerings can be found in Degree Works.
- The Sociology Department Curriculum Sequence- You can download this document in order to see the recommended order in which you should take your classes.
- Registration Instructions- A PDF that shows you how to register for classes using WEBSIS (Banner 9).
- Academic Advising Hold- Find out why you have an advising hold on your account.
Please reach out to Ms. Patrice Jones, Department Administrative Assistant, if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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