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Spring 2016

Annual Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Graduation will be Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Students who have applied to graduate Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016 are invited to register today to participate in the Annual S.I.S.S. Department Convocation Ceremony. The graduation convocation will take place in the Student Union from 11 AM to 2 PM. If you are a graduating student, you should have received an email from to register and purchase your tickets. Please email with your name and SJSU ID if you did not receive this email.


Sociology Capstone Permission Codes for Fall 2016

If you applied to graduate in Fall 2016 and plan to register for SOCI 181B this Fall 2016, you must request a permission code via the request form. Priority is given to students that have both applied for Fall 2016 graduation and already taken the appropriate prerequisites (SOCI 104 or SOCI 105) prior to Fall 2016. Please note that you will receive a response to your request by Monday, August 1st. For questions or concerns, please email


Planning to Graduate in Spring/Summer 2017?

The deadline to submit your Application for Graduation and Major Form to the Office of the Registrar for Spring/Summer 2017 graduation is May 1st, 2016 to receive 2 semesters of priority registration. These forms require the signature of the Acting Department Chair, Dr. Carlos Garcia. After meeting with an advisor to approve your contract, submit your forms to the SISS department office in DMH 241 at least a week before the deadline.  Late forms will not be accommodated. Be sure to attach 2 unofficial transcripts, a printout of the "My Academics" homepage via your MySJSU, and your course history report to complete your application packet.

Two Semester Priority Registration Deadlines

(Allows students 2 semesters of priority registration.)

Expected Graduation Semester

Deadline for Registrar’s Office Submission

Spring/Summer  2017

May 1, 2016

Fall 2017

October 1, 2016




One Semester Priority Registration Deadlines

(Allows students 1 semester of priority registration.)

Expected   Graduation Semester

Deadline   for Registrar’s Office Submission

Spring/Summer 2016

October 1, 2015

Fall 2016

April 1, 2016

Spring/Summer 2017

October 1, 2016

Fall 2017

April 1, 2017


Admissions to Criminology Are Closed as of September 30, 2011.

New students are no longer being accepted into the Sociology Concentration in Criminology.