Advising Information

Academic Advising for spring 2024 begins October 5 and ends November 16.

Appointments will become available on September 29.

NOTICE – Course Selection eForms must be submitted early. See the handout under Step 1 for exact instructions.

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 guide students through the steps of the advising process.

When to Take Certain Classes

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.

Late Advising starts after Regular Advising ends and will continue through the first week of classes. Late Advising has different procedures than regular advising. Students who are advised during Late Advising may be less likely to be able to enroll in courses of their choice and they are more likely to have to join waitlists.