Questions About the Psychology Major and Minor
Questions About Courses and Course Credit
Questions About Instructors and Contacting Them
A: See the Executive or Administrative Secretary in Psychology's main office in 2007 Percival Stern Hall between the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. One of them will assign a faculty member in the department to serve as your major adviser.
A: Requirements may be found on our undergraduate studies websites.
A: A minor in Psychology requires a minimum of 16 credit hours, comprising a 100-level introductory course (100, 101, 102), 309 (univariate statistics), and 3 additional three credit courses at or above the 300-level.
A: A score of 4 or 5 on the AP Psychology Exam will count as the 100-level (100, 101, 102) psychology course required for the major or minor. Prospective majors or minors earning scores below 4 should enroll in 100, 101, or 102 as early as possible.
A: Policies and procedures for transfer credit in Psychology can be found here: Credit Transfer Policies.
A: The Psychology major is a B.S. degree, so any set of MATH courses that satisfy the B.S. are appropriate. The majority of the PSYC majors satisfy the requirement with MATH121 then MATH123 OR with MATH121 then MATH122. Students who wish to take MATH123 (Statistics for Scientists) are advised to take this course prior to PSYC309 for the most logic ordering of coverage. Note: The major in Psychology & Early Childhood Education is a B.A. degree, and therefore requires less math than the primary psychology major (but also requires a large number of EDUC/EDLA courses and satisfaction of the other B.A. requirements set by the School of Liberal Arts)
A: No. Although you need to earn an average of "C" in psychology courses (a grade point average of 2.0) for a major or minor, any passing grade will contribute to the major.
A: Most lab sections do not meet prior to the first class meeting; you may ask at the main office. The first lab meeting typically will be announced by the instructor in class or noted on the syllabus.
A: The department does not retain old syllabi. However, many recent and current syllabi are linked to our course website and to individual faculty websites. Some faculty may have copies of their old syllabi, and may be contacted via their email addresses on their website.
A: Advice on research involvement may be found here: Research Opportunities.
A: For the spring and fall terms, the registrar posts a draft of the schedule days after it is completed in the department. Psyc 100 and Psyc 309 always are offered. Lab courses and courses from each of the required areas always are offered, but which specific courses are offered varies from term to term. The intended summer schedule usually may be found on the department courses website in November.
A: Email and telephone information for faculty and graduate students may be found on the website, and all individuals have mailboxes in Psychology's main office (Percival Stern 2007). Between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm M–F, you also may call the main office at x5331 (from off campus 865-5331). The office can connect you to your instructor or TA, as well as leave a message in his or her mailbox.
A: Please email the main office. If we have contact information for your TA or instructor, we will forward your inquiry and ask him or her to respond to your inquiry. Unless former TAs or adjunct instructors explicitly indicate that we may give out their phone numbers or email addresses, the department protects their privacy by forwarding the message.
A: Adjunct instructors are hired on a course-by-course basis to teach courses for the department. These instructors set their own course requirements and assign grades just like regular full-time faculty members. As a student, you have the same responsibilities and rights in courses taught by adjunct instructors as you do when courses are taught by regular full-time faculty members. Adjunct faculty have a long-term relationship with the department as researchers, instructors, and professional supervisors.
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