Prospective Students

Welcome to the Department of Sociology & Archaeology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

 Included here is information to assist you in deciding whether sociology or archaeology is the field you wish to study and some basic information about our program. Please explore all the links provided throughout this site. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.  Contact information is provided at the bottom of this page.

Program Options: Majors and Minors

The department has programs leading to the B.A. and B.S. in Sociology and Archaeology as well as minors in Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice.  For more detailed information about each of these options, see Major/Minor Info.

Applying To UW-La Crosse

For information about applying to UW La Crosse, contact the Admissions Office. An Undergraduate Application for Admission is required of all freshmen, transfer and post baccalaureate applicants. If you're thinking about transferring to UW-La Crosse and you're wondering what courses will apply toward the general education or major requirements, contact the College of Liberal Studies for advising assistance. For advice about General University Requirements, contact the Academic Advising Center.

Once you have been admitted to UW La Crosse, we recommend that you formally declare your major as soon as possible in order to establish a plan of study, be assigned an advisor, gain access to classes during the first phase of registration, and receive important information from the department.

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Declaring an Archaeological Studies or Sociology Major

Archaeological Studies Pre-majors:  Once you have been admitted to UW-La Crosse through the Admissions Office, you may declare as a pre-Archaeology major. To register as a pre-major in Archaeological Studies, you must first declare your intention by filling out a form at the College of Liberal Studies office.  If the available slots for the pre-major/major are filled, priority is assigned on the date you submitted the form, so the sooner you declare the major the better. 

Prior to the application for the major, the following archaeology courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.00: ARC 195, ARC 200, and two additional 200- or 300-level archaeology courses.  These courses will apply toward the major after acceptance into the program.  Additionally, students must have completed at least 32 total credits with a minimum GPA of 2.50 for all university work and then complete the Archaeological Studies Major application form in order to become an Archaeological Studies Major.  Admittance to the program may be limited and competitive.  Prior to satisfying the requirements, students pursuing the Archaeological Studies Major will be designated as Pre-ARC majors. 

For more information about the Archaeological Studies program, check out the Archaeological Studies Major Handbook.

Sociology Majors: In order to declare a sociology major, you must complete a major declaration form in the College of Liberal Studies Office.  Students declaring sociology as a major should take SOC 110 as soon as possible, since it is a pre-requisite for most of the other sociology major requirements. Once you have declared, you will also be able to register for some classes that are restricted to majors/minors only.

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Need Help?  

If you need additional help or have any other questions about the Department of Sociology & Archaeology at UW-L, please contact:

Professor Kimberly A. Vogt, Chair Debra Holtschlag, Program Assistant
Department of Sociology & Archaeology Department of Sociology & Archaeology
435 Wimberly Hall 435 Wimberly Hall
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
La Crosse, WI 54601 La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608)785-8457 Phone: (608)785-8457
Fax: (608)785-8486 Fax: (608)785-8486
E-mail: kvogt"at" E-mail: