Before applying for transfer to Santa Clara, students who are interested in pursuing sociology are strongly encouraged to complete Principles of Sociology. This course serves as a prerequisite for three required sociology courses (Sociology 118, 119, 120). Transfer students who are enrolling for the fall of the junior year and need Principles of Sociology should see the department chair immediately. Incoming transfer students should contact the department as soon as possible to be assigned a department advisor and begin department advising. This advising will cover several topics, including student selection of upper-division sociology courses.