Academics

Declaring the Majors

Criminal Justice

Students declaring a major in criminal justice must meet the following requirements:

  • 12+ credits earned at UMass Boston
  • Overall GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Completion of SOCIOL 101 and CRMJUS/SOCIOL 262L

Students meeting these requirements should schedule an advising meeting with Alison Moll, the internship coordinator and criminal justice advisor. You may email your availability to alison.moll@umb.edu or sign up for a meeting time on the calendar posted on her office door, Wheatley 04-14. During the meeting you will discuss the major requirements and obtain her signature on the Declaration of Major Form. She will also assign you a faculty advisor.

 

Sociology

Students declaring a major in sociology must meet the following requirements:

  • 12+ credits earned at UMass Boston
  • Overall GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Completion of SOCIOL 101

Students meeting the above requirements should complete the Declaration of Major Form and put it into the mailbox of Professor Russell Schutt, chair of the Sociology Department. His mailbox is located in Wheatley 04-12. Professor Schutt will verify your credentials, sign the form, and send the form to One Stop for processing. The Sociology Department will assign you a faculty advisor. The advisor's name will appear on WISER, on the right side of your student center. Please allow two weeks for this process to be completed.

 

Social Psychology

Students declaring a major in social psychology must meet the following requirement:

  • Overall GPA of 2.00 or higher

Students meeting the above requirement should complete the Declaration of Major Form and put it into the mailbox of Professor Siamak Movahedi, the social psychology program director. His mailbox is located in Wheatley 04-12. Professor Movahedi will verify your credentials, sign the form, and send the form to One Stop for processing. The Sociology department will assign you a faculty advisor. The advisor's name will appear on WISER, on the right side of your student center. Please allow two weeks for this process to be completed.