Welcome to Undergraduate Advising in the Department of Sociology at The Ohio State University!

We look forward to getting to know you!


Department of Sociology Undergraduate Advising:

141 Townshend Hall
1885 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Appointment Scheduling: 614-292-1175  or  614-292-6961
Phone: (614) 292.1175
Fax: (614) 292.6687

Our Staff:


David Martinez

David Martinez, MA - Academic Advisor & Research Coordinator

Susan Van Pelt

Susan Van Pelt, MA - Academic Advisor & Transfer Credit Coordinator

Photo of Cecilia Johnson

Cecilia Johnson, M.A., M.F.A., Academic Advisor and Internship Coordinator

Andrew Martin

Professor Andrew Martin - Director of Undergraduate Studies and Honors Coordinator

Advising Office Hours

Monday - Friday (8am-5pm)

Townshend Hall  Room 141

Our Services:

We know students are busier than ever so we strive to keep you informed with multiple modes of contact, including: e-mail, phone, scheduled appointments and walk-in availability. Please see the instructions below for the best way to contact us given your specific needs.

Limited walk-in hours are available at these times

For quick questions: Please use walk-in hours or e-mail an advisor at
Walk-ins are limited to 15 minutes, so please schedule an appointment if you need more time. The e-mail address above is checked daily during business hours but please do not rely on e-mail as a source for an immediate response. Reply time will vary based on the availability of the counselor.

Appointments should be scheduled for long-term planning conversations, major issues that require discussion, curriculum planning and/or revisions, and career planning discussions. Appointments may be scheduled for 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour by calling 614.292.6961 or 614-292-1175

Please check in for appointments at 141 Townshend Hall.

Please do not schedule an appointment for quick questions: come to walk-ins, e-mail, or call us.

Other Helpful Links:

Declare a Sociology or Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies Major
Sociology Honors
ASC GEC or Degree Related Questions 
Advising Forms
Undergraduate Curriculum & Degree Requirements
Undergraduate Research
Sociology Internships
Information about Careers in Sociology