Advising is usually a one-on-one session with a student and faculty member. The student discusses and consults with the faculty member about which courses they should take next. Based on the student’s progress and the sequencing of the courses, the next semester’s schedule is planned. The purpose of advising is twofold:
- to guide you through your college experience keeping in mind requirements for your degree and your total learning experience
- to help you get the information you need to make your decision about what to do after you graduate
Advising occurs in the Psychology Department (Stabler Hall, 5th & 6th floors).
How to Get Advised
You will need to click on the “Schedule an Appointment” tab on the main menu. All program faculty advise Psychology students. Choose a faculty member you wish to see, click on their “Advising Slots” link and you will see a calendar with their open appointments slots. Choose one that fits your schedule, enter your Name (required), Tnumber (required), and phone number. Once you save the appointment, you will receive an email confirming the appointment. [Note: In order to access the advising appointment calendar, you must be logged into your UALR email account.] Be courteous enough to notify your faculty member if you need to change or cancel your appointment. Department telephone: (501) 569-3171.
Prepare for your appointment.
- Be familiar with the recommended sequence of courses for the major and the major requirements (Psychology Core).
- Complete the Psychology Advising Clearance Form
- Bring a list of classes you want to take, and make sure they will all fit into your schedule.
- Have a list of questions
- Visit these resources to help you plan your schedule
- If necessary visit the UALR Spring Registration Guide
This is NOT the time to discuss your career. This is an important issue and merits a separately scheduled appointment. This appointment should be made for the period before or after the official advising season.
Freshman (0-29 hours)
Concentrate on completing the core. Rhet 1311 is required before you can take the first Psychology class and College Algebra or College Math is required before you can take the first Statistics course.
Sophomore (30-59 hours)
If you have taken Rhet 1311 and College Algebra or College Math, you are ready to take Psychology 2300 and Psyc 2340 (Statistics and Methods 1). In your second semester you are ready to take Psyc 2341 (Statistics and Methods 2) and Psyc 3320 (Applied Psychology).
Junior (60-89 hours)
Finish any of the above courses that you have left to complete. Take a course from the following groups:
One course from:
- Pscy 3350 Social Psychology
- Psyc 3356 Developmental Psychology
- Psyc 3360 Abnormal Psychology
- Psyc 3330 Health Psychology
One course from:
- Pscy 3370 Industrial Psychology
- Psyc 3375 Consumer Psychology
- Psyc 4325 Personnel Psychology
- Psyc 4363 Organizational Psychology
In addition, take 3 upper level hours of an elective in psychology.
Senior (90-124 hours)
Finish any of the above courses you have not completed.
In your first semester take one course from:
- Psyc 3305 Sensation and Perception
- Psyc 3380 Cognitive Psychology
- Psyc 4320 Physiological Psychology
- Psyc 4300 Learning and Memory
In your second semester take:
- Psyc 4100 Senior Synthesis
- 3 upper level hours of an elective in psychology
Arrive a few minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to complete your advising paperwork. It is best to get advised during these following times to ensure the best selection of classes:
- Advising for Fall and Summer occurs each spring during the official advising period announced by the college. (Click Here for More Information.)
- Advising for Spring occurs each fall during the official advising period announced by the college. (Click Here for More Information.)