New Students

Welcome to the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine! Congratulations on choosing to pursue your college education at UC Irvine.

Incoming Freshmen

As an incoming freshman, you are required to attend an orientation session. During your academic advising session, you will have an opportunity to meet our academic counselors and peer academic advisors. Our professional and student staff will help you register for your fall classes. We strongly encourage you to use the informational links below to assist you with your planning efforts. Again, congrats on your decision to attend UC Irvine. We look forward to working with you.These will be held remotely for Summer 2021.

If you would like to change your major to one of the four majors within Social Ecology (Psychological Science; Criminology, Law and Society; Urban Studies; or Social Ecology) will need to meet Change of Major criteria after matriculating. If you would like to change majors to a different academic unit, please contact that academic unit directly. 

Orientation Website  -  *Please note that you must attend our academic advising session first before scheduling an appointment with one of our academic counselors.  You'll find that your questions will be answered at orientation.


Incoming Transfers

As a new transfer student, you are required to attend an academic advising session. During your academic advising session, you will have an opportunity to meet our academic counselors and peer academic advisors and register for fall classes. We strongly encourage you to use the informational links below to assist you with your planning efforts. Again, congrats on your decision to attend UC Irvine. We look forward to working with you.

Students who wish to change their major into one of the four majors within Social Ecology (Psychological Science; Criminology, Law and Society; Urban Studies; or Social Ecology) will need to meet Change of Major criteria after matriculating. If you would like to change majors to a different academic unit, please contact that academic unit directly. 

Click here to visit our Transfer Resources page, with important information and resources for transfer students!

 

*An email will go out to all new transfer students in early June with information about registering for a mandatory summer academic advising session. Registration for an academic advising session will begin in early June. * These will be held remotely for Summer 2021.


 

Social Ecology Resources

Click here for sample 2 and 4 year plans