Advising Procedures

The Department of Psychology offers advising appointments during the designated advising period. The Spring 2020 advising season is from September 30th until November 8th. Students will be able to begin scheduling appointments starting September 23rd.

Follow the steps below to meet with an adviser, get your advising flag raised, and sign up for classes when Spring semester registration opens at the end of October.


  1. Appointments will become available on September 23rd.

    Click here to schedule an advising appointment

  2. Review the Psychology Degree Requirements and your Degree Plan.
  3. Use the Class Search to select the courses you plan to take next semester. Be sure to note all the elements (CRN, course number, section number, title, meeting dates). You must have your form for advising completed before your appointment. We do not accept emailed forms.
    • In-Person Advising form
    • Phone Advising form
      • Phone advising is available only to students who are part of the online campus or are currently enrolled only in online classes. Online students can make in-person appointments with other available Psychology faculty.
      • Completed advising forms for phone appointments must be received at least 2 hours before the scheduled phone call.

What to take as a Freshman (0-29 hr)

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 Statistics course. Click here for more information about advising for undergraduates.

What to take as a Sophomore (30-59 hr)

If you have taken RHET 1311 and College Algebra or College Math, you are ready to take Psychology 2300 (Psychology & the Human Experience). In your second semester, you are ready to take PSYC 3435 (Statistics and Methods) and PSYC 3320 (Applied Psychology).

What to take as a Junior (60-89 hr)

Finish any of the above courses that you have left to complete. Take one course from each of the following groups:

One course from:

  • PSYC 3341 Research Methods I
  • PSYC 3350 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 3356 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 3360 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 3330 Health Psychology

One course from:

  • PSYC 3370 Industrial Psychology
  • PSYC 3375 Consumer Psychology
  • PSYC 4325 Personnel Psychology
  • PSYC 4363 Organizational Psychology

In addition, take 3 upper level course electives.

What to take as a Senior (120-124 hr)

Finish any of the above courses you have not completed.

In your first semester as a senior, take one of the following courses if you haven’t already:

  • PSYC 3305 Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC 3380 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 4320 Physiological Psychology
  • PSYC 4300 Learning and Memory

In your second semester take:

  • PSYC 4392 Senior Capstone
  • 3 upper level hours of an elective in psychology