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Academic Planning Resources

Welcome to SOC's Academic Resource page, a space designated to provide students with tools to help make informed decisions throughout the academic experience. Build your toolkit with the information below: academic planning worksheets, approved courses each semester, and frequently asked questions.

Want to learn about course sequencing, hear from faculty (our content experts), how Diversity/Equity/Inclusion is incorporated in the curriculum, and opportunism outside of the major, explore SOC’s Major Exploration Video Series.


Prospective students:

Contact the SOC Office of Student & Academic Affairs at 202-885-2061 or email us at communication@american.edu.

Academic Planning Tools

Two worksheets to help you with long term academic planning.

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Approved Courses Each Semester

Not all communication courses count towards a specific major. Here you can find a listing of approved courses for SOC majors categorized by semester.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked student questions.

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