How to Declare Sociology/Plan of Study

Welcome to Sociology! Hilary Holbrow, Sociology's Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, meets with each new concentrator and will approve each Declaration of Concentration. Her office is located at 33 Kirkland Street, William James Hall, Room 616.*

To book an appointment with Dr. Holbrow, please visit her booking page: Extended office hours will be during course registration period. These hours will be listed on If one of these times does not work for you, please email

To declare or change to Sociology:

  • Declare your concentration on my.harvard (instructions here)
  • Please fill out this writeable form with the five core courses required for the concentration: SOCIOLOGY PLAN OF STUDY, save, and upload through the Document Center on your my.harvard using the Uploaded Documents area. **Sociology WILL NOT be using the Registrar's Plan of Study form.**
  • Meet with Hilary Holbrow (required). You may wish to go over the concentration's requirements before meeting: (CAs in the Houses are also available to talk to prospective concentrators, but may not approve Declaration of Concentration)
  • Dr. Holbrow will approve and you will be all set!


If you have specific questions about meeting concentration requirements, please contact Laura Thomas at  You may also speak with the Concentration Adviser assigned to your House. Information on House Study Breaks may be found here:


*Please note that ONLY Hilary Holbrow may approve Declaration of Concentration!

We look forward to seeing you!