The BSOS Advising Team is currently providing all advising services virtually. 


Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: 301-405-1697   (Please leave a message and a staff member will contact you)

Email: bsosadvising [at] umd [dot] edu




  • Change of Major: 

    How do students add/change a major in the College?            

    1.Students must meet with the department advisor and obtain the change/addition of major form with appropriate signatures and stamps.

    Departmental advisor contacts:  

    2.Students then attend the Academic Planning Workshop online at:

    3. Students will submit the change/addition of major form with a completed academic-plan online to the bsosmajorchange [at] umd [dot] edu

    4. Major change or addition of second major may take approximately 15 - 20 business days to process. 

    5. Students on academic probation/dismissal and other designated student populations will be required to schedule an appointment with an advisor to process the major change.


  • Submit First-Semester Graduation Plan:

          First semester and Freshmen Connection students still needing to submit their graduation plan should do the following:   

           1. View the graduation planning workshop by going to

           2. Submit your completed graduation plan to firstsemgradplan [at] umd [dot] edu  








Academic advising is an integral part of each student's educational experience and it takes many forms.  Academic advisors in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) provide students with information on academic requirements needed for degree completion, help students plan for future graduate study or a career, and serve as a point of contact for campus resurces.  Academic advising is a shared responsibility between the student and the advisor.

Advisors in the BSOS Advising Center  also connect students with their major advisors within the college. Advising appointments are available via Zoom, phone, or by email, depending on the circumstances.





The most frequently requested academic resources are:

Campus Resources

Accessibility & Disability Service (ADS)

0106 Shoemaker Building


Counseling Service

1101 Shoemaker Building


LGBT Equity Center

2218 Marie Mount Hall


Math Department Tutoring

0301 Mathematics Bldg


Math Success Program

2101 Annapolis Hall


Oral Communication Center (OCC)

2121 Skinner Building


Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education (OMSE)

1101 Hornbake Library, South Wing


Undocumented Student Program

Stamp- Engagement Suite 0110

301- 405-5084

University Career Center

2141 Tydings Hall


University Health Center


Tutoring & Academic Success Support

The Writing Center

1205 Tawes Hall


Some of the most frequently visited Program offices for BSOS students on campus include:


Program Offices

Pre-Law Advising

1117 Hornbake Library


Pre-Health Advising

1210 HJ Patterson Hall


Federal Fellows

2407 Marie Mount Hall


Global  Fellows

2407 Marie Mount Hall


Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research

1201 Marie Mount Hall


If you are looking for a credit-bearing internship, you can check the BSOS Undergraduate Blog or your academic department’s listserv or blog, but you may also wish to explore the BSOS Internship Program the campus Internship Website, or the University Career Center @ BSOS Job/Internship Search Strategies. Note that many students choose not to earn academic credit for internships and instead highlight these important experiences on their resumes instead.

If you run into academic difficulty, your academic advisor may contact you. But, if you are experiencing problems or know that your GPA is in danger, please be proactive about seeking help from your advisor early. Please review the important information about academic probation and dismissal procedures.