Advising Information

Regular Advising for Spring 2023 starts October 3rd. Appointments become available on September 30th.

IMPORTANT NEW CHANGE – Course eSelection forms must be submitted by 8am, 2 business days (48 hours) before the appointment day. See the handout under Step 1 for more details.

The Department of Psychology offers individual advising appointments during the designated advising season.

Please be aware that there are different procedures during the Regular Advising Season and the Late Advising Season.

The drop-down menu(s) below will provide more information.

What to Take When

The goal should be to finish the core curriculum as soon as possible, so you can incorporate courses for the minor and foreign language sequence as you work your way through the major.

Freshman Year

Concentrate on completing core curriculum courses.

  • Before you can take your first Psychology class, PSYC 2300 Psychology and the Human Experience, you must first finish RHET 1311 Composition I.
  • Be sure to take MATH 1302 College Algebra (or MATH 1321) and earn a C or better. This is a prerequisite for PSYC 3435 Statistics & Methods I.

Sophomore Year

Once you complete RHET 1311 and MATH 1302 (or MATH 1321), take PSYC 2300. In your second semester, you are ready to take PSYC 3435 Statistics & Methods I and PSYC 3320 Applied Psychology. Start working on your foreign language sequence courses and choose a minor.

Junior Year

The following will ensure you are prepared for your senior year.

Plan to take:

  • PSYC 3435 Statistics & Methods I (If you have not already.)
  • PSYC 3341 Research Methods

One course from the following:

  • PSYC 3350 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 3356 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 3360 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 3330 Health Psychology

One course from the following:

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

One course from the following:

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

Senior Year

Plan to take:

  • 3 upper-level course electives
  • PSYC 4392 Capstone

Step 1: How to Get Advised

Below is a guide for the advising process. It may be opened in a browser or downloaded.

Click on the image for step-by-step instructions on the advising process.

Step 2: Scheduling an Appointment

Schedule an advising appointment with a faculty member from the list below. If the preferred faculty member is not available, please choose another option on the list.

NOTE: If none of the advisors listed below have appointments available, please email Dr. Sherwin at

Please remember to check your @ualr email account for the confirmation email.

Dr. Belinda Blevins-Knabe

Dr. Robert Corwyn

Dr. John Faucett

Dr. Robert Hines

Dr. David Mastin

Dr. Bruce Moore

Step 3: Complete and Submit the Course Selection eForm

IMPORTANT NEW CHANGE – Course eSelection forms must be submitted by 8am, 2 business days (48 hours) before the appointment day. See the handout under Step 1 for more details.

Please use this link to find your courses:

Note: If the advising appointment is canceled, for any reason, the Course Selection eForm must be re-submitted. The form must be resubmitted even if the appointment is with the same advisor.

Course Selection eForm for Advising

  • IMPORTANT: Please submit this form *only after* scheduling your virtual advising appointment through the designated scheduler, Calendly. If you do not receive a confirmation copy of this form to your @ualr email, then it was not submitted properly and you must resubmit it again.

    Guidelines for Regular Advising Season are available on the departmental website at
  • Select the advisor with whom you have *already* scheduled an appointment.
  • T-number begins with T00 followed by six numbers.
  • Please note, if you do not use your @ualr email address we may not receive the form. Find your email address in BOSS under the Personal Information > List Accounts and Change Passwords screen.
  • Please include area code.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
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    If you are not sure please refer to this link:
  • 5 Digit CRNCourse Dept eg. PSYCCourse Number eg. 2310Section # eg. 01, 991, 9U1, 9S1Course TitleDays & Times, eg. MWF, 9-9:50amWilling to join waitlist? yes/noSemester 
    To enter more than one course, click on the plus (+) to the right of the row.
    If Yes, please note you must be advised by both departments before you can have your advising flag lifted.
    By checking this box I acknowledge that I am submitting this form by no later than 8am, 48 hours before the date of my appointment. The form, which will be automatically emailed to me, is accurate: It employs my @ualr email, and all my personal and course selection details are accurate and complete. I understand that failure to provide accurate and complete details in a timely manner may result in the cancellation of my virtual advising appointment.
    (please acknowledge each of the statements)
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.