Students may change their major (declare the pre-major, full major, or double major) by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. The major GPA applies only to courses taken at UCSB or another UC. Courses taken at a junior college or state university are not calculated into the GPA. The social science and diversity courses are not computed into the GPA, but must be taken for letter grades.
To Declare the Pre-Major:
Students must have completed at least one of the pre-major GPA requirements in areas A or B with a 2.3 (C+) GPA and no grade lower than a "C-". When approved, students will be officially declared a pre-sociology major. It takes 4-6 weeks for the paperwork to process through the Registrar's Office. Students will remain in pre-major status until they complete all pre-major requirements and subsequently petition for full major status.
To Declare the Full Major From the Pre-Major:
All pre-majors must complete the pre-major courses with a minimum 2.3 GPA, nothing lower than a C-, in areas A and B of the pre-sociology major sheet, in order to declare the full major. All pre-major requirements must be taken for a letter grade. No courses can be in-progress. It takes 4-6 weeks for the paperwork to process through the Registrar's Office.
To Declare the Full Major From Another Major:
Students must have completed all the pre-major requirements with a 2.3 GPA (social science and diversity courses must be taken for letter grades, but will not be computed into the pre-major GPA). Courses in areas A and B must be completed with a 2.3 GPA, and nothing lower than a grade of "C-". It takes 4-6 weeks for the paperwork to process through the Registrar's Office. It is strongly advised that as soon as a non-major is eligible to declare the pre-major, that the student do so, and not wait longer in order to declare the full major.
To Declare a Double Major:
When a student adds pre-sociology or sociology to an already declared major, the change of major procedures are the same as previously outlined but additional paperwork is required. The double major form is available at the Sociology office or the College of Letters and Science. Because the College of Letters and Science must approve (or deny) all double majors, the paperwork processing time is longer, than for a single major. This process can take anywhere between 4-8 weeks to be reflected in GOLD.