Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of Fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page.


In alignment with the campus directives regarding precautions surrounding COVID-19, the ANT, ME/SA, and SOC Advising Office is now physically closed. Our Advisors remain available and will be offering academic advising appointments to students through Zoom online or by phone. Once you have scheduled your appointment in the online appointment system, your advisor will reach out to you via email with instructions on how to connect with them.
ANT, ME/SA, SOC Advising Office
Sociology advisors are available weekdays to assist students individually with academic planning, course selection, career pathway development and other matters related to the major and staying on course toward graduation. While our advising office is physically closed, advisors are still available to you via email, phone, or Zoom appointment.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the undergraduate program in the UC Davis Department of Sociology.
Consider Graduate School
Sociology is an excellent major applicable to numerous fields of study at the postgraduate level.
Learning Outcomes
Students in the sociology and organizational studies majors at UC Davis are trained and assessed in accordance with the standards of the American Sociological Association. The discipline of sociology historically has revolved around the mission to understand the meaning of society, analyze the social world critically, look beyond the surface of issues to discover the why,1 analyze the linkages between individuals and societies, and question the power relations undergirding the organization of contemporary societies. We strive to equip students with the skills to enter the labor market or move on to graduate-level training in multiple fields.
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