College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Classes and Registration

Registration Policy

Due to high demand, SOC 300- level courses are restricted to declared Sociology majors for the first 6 class days of registration-Phase I. 

Restrictions will be removed by 9 a.m. on the 7th day of registration-Phase I. If space is available, non-majors will be able to register at that time for 300- and 400-level courses as long as they have fulfilled any prerequisites. Western’s automated waitlist system will be utilized for all courses.

Note: Summer classes are not restricted for majors only.

Fall Quarter registration does not yet have a start date.  Once the start date has been announced, the updated date (7th day of registration) upon which the major restrictions for upper division soc courses lift will be updated here.  

Course Access Information For Sociology Minors

In order to increase the likelihood of successfully completing the sociology minor, it is recommended that students minoring in sociology take applicable courses as soon as possible when there is space available, rather than waiting to take several courses in the last quarter(s) of study.  Also, there is more course availability during Summer Session, so minors may want to consider utilizing the summer quarters to fulfill minor requirements. A registration waiting period is not in place for non-majors during summer quarter registration.  


Western's automated waitlist system will be utilized for all courses. The Sociology Department reserves the right to manage its wait lists to give priority to declared Sociology majors who have applied to graduate in upcoming quarters and must take certain courses to satisfy graduation requirements.

Registration for Capstone Seminars

Override permission is required for capstone seminars. Please submit override request form to the faculty teaching the course.

Registration for SOC 480 (TA), 481 (RA), 492 (thesis)

Override permission is required for SOC 480 (TA), 481 (RA), and 492 (thesis). Once you have arranged permission with faculty, contact Andrea Osborn for an override so you can register.

Class Schedules, Catalog

Need Help?

Please contact our Sociology Advisor.