1 Transfer Advising for the Psychology Major Undergraduate Advising Services, 2010
2 Today s Goals Components of your degree Policies & deadlines Important tools Steps to building your schedule Register for your Fall courses
3 Why am I watching this? You probably fall into one of these categories: You came to an orientation where no Psychology Faculty or Academic Advisor was available to give you a presentation. You signed up for orientation under another major, attended the presentation and decided to change your major to Psychology You went to orientation and wanted more information on the Psychology major.
4 Psychology at CSUSM Research based program Prep for those planning on attending Graduate School/Masters and on to their Doctoral degrees Core Psychology classes and Labs are not offered in the evening.
5 You have two Primary Sources of Advising Services Available Faculty Advising services Approve transfer coursework in the major Advise on course pre-requisites Discuss graduate school preparation Offer career guidance Explore available internships Approve independent study Psychology Faculty Advisors are: Dr. Sharon Hamill, Univ Hall 304 Dr. Spence McWilliams, Univ Hall 328 Dr. Elisha Grant Vallone, Univ Hall 320 Psychology department Website:
6 Advising Services Available (con t) Print out and Review the Psychology Student Handbook located at the following website:
7 Undergraduate Advising Services General Academic Advising Major graduation evaluations Academic planning/education plans University policies and procedures General Education lower and upper-division advising Undergraduate Advising Services Silvia Grover Psychology Academic Advisor CRAVEN HALL 1300
8 How to make an Academic Advising appointment You will first need to obtain a CSUSM student account. Go to the following website: Click on the blue Appointments box Log in with your CSUSM account Enter phone number, topic, and your question Advising Scheduler will only show availability for 7 to 12 business days in advance (may cover the end of one week and the beginning of another)
9 Get to know your Degree Progress Report. This is what your Academic Advisor uses to tell you what classes you still need Learn how to run it Learn how to read it Learn how to understand it
10 Degree Progress Report (DPR) Provides academic evaluations for: Transfer Courses Test Credit (AP, IB, CLEP) Displays Graduation Requirements Monitors requirements that are MET and those that you NEED Answers the question: What courses do I need to take to graduate?
11 Accessing your DPR From the campus home page, click on mycsusm. Log in with you user ID and password. Click on Student Center. Click on Degree Progress under Academics Choose report type DEGREE PROGRESS REPORT Click GO. Instructions on how to access and read your DPR: l
12 Dpr correction form Please submit corrections using this form Requests are processed within 2 3 weeks Transcripts are evaluated & posted in the order they are received
13 Tips for Using the Advising Scheduler to Schedule Advising Appointments Important things to remember We do not offer walk in appointments (except for the first two weeks of each semester) Always provide a Phone number, preferably your cell Always enter a Question Check often and early in the AM, new appointments appear after midnight. Make an appointment during off peak times Registration period peak Summer break (June August) off peak Spring break off peak Winter break off peak
14 Not sure if the Psychology major is for you? Human Development might also interest you. View the Human Development presentation View other majors that are offered at CSUSM Then make an appointment with the appropriate advisor for the major you are considering.
15 Not sure if the Psychology major is for you? The following courses apply to both a Psychology degree and a Human Development degree (this allows you one semester to decide) PSYC 100 at Community College or CSUSM PSYC 220 at Community College or CSUSM PSYC 230 at Community College or CSUSM PSYC 328 (CHILD, ADULT) PSYC 330 (COUN, CHILD) PSYC 332 (COUN, CHILD, ADULT) PSYC 334 (COUN, CHILD, HEAL, ADULT) PSYC 336 (COUN, CHILD, HEAL, ADULT) PSYC 341 (COUN, CHILD, HEAL, ADULT) PSYC 340 (COUN, HEAL) PSYC 343 (COUN, ADULT) PSYC 348 (CHILD) PSYC 350 (COUN, CHILD, HEAL, ADULT) PSYC 352 (COUN, CHILD, HEAL, ADULT) PSYC 356 (COUN, HEAL, ADULT) PSYC 360 (HEAL, ADULT) PSYC 362 (HEAL) PSYC 363 (COUN, HEAL)
16 Psychology Major worksheets The Fall 2010 major worksheets are located at the following website: ets/10 11/index.html You will also find other major and minor worksheets for the College of Arts and Sciences.
17 Psychology Major Worksheet Page 1 and 2
18 Psychology Major Worksheet in detail Lower Division Requirements PSYC 100, 220, and 230 need to be completed as soon as possible. These are pre requisites for other upper division classes and Psychology labs It is your responsibility to know about prerequisites Prerequisites are listed in the General Catalog Upper Division requirements Can only be taken at CSUSM or another four year accredited university
19 Psychology Major Worksheet in detail (con t) Psychology Faculty strictly enforces prerequisites. Do not register for a course where you have not met the pre requisite If you ve taken classes at community college or another four year university be prepared to show transcripts proving you ve completed the prerequisite on the first day of class. Course pre requisites are listed under the course description in the catalog and on the major worksheets
20 Important Information about the Psychology Major Core classes and Psychology Labs are usually held during the day. Psychology Labs are ONLY offered during Fall and Spring. Not all labs are offered every semester. Once you ve met the pre requisites, register for PSYC 332, 360 or 362. PSYC 332, 360 and 362 are pre requisites for many of the psychology labs that you will be taking your last two semesters.
21 Important Information about the Psychology Major (con t) Psychology Faculty and Psychology Academic Advisor DO NOT recommend taking two psychology Labs in one semester. Psychology Labs are typically taken your last two semesters. DO NOT take a PSYC course for your DD requirement
22 Degree Components Competencies General Education requirements Major Requirements Your Degree Competencies General Education Major Requirements
23 Competencies Language other than English (LOTER) GPA Requirements
24 COMPUTER COMPETENCY Faculty expectations are high! Proficiency is a must: Examples include but are not limited to: Word, Excel, Power point, Internet Explorer, Learning Management Systems (WEBCT), etc. Read and comply with the Responsible Use Policy: (Ethics, Viruses, etc.) Need Assistance? Resources are available: Consider enrolling in CS 100 or CS200 Student Technology Help Desk Your Instructor Always Refer to your Class Syllabus for more details: Faculty will clearly define the types of software/proficiency levels needed to succeed in their class
25 Language other than English Requirement (LOTER) Language at intermediate level Third semester / 201 level language Approved Study Abroad programs AP or CLEP exams Proficiency exam High school language will not clear this requirement unless you passed an AP language exam with a 3 or higher
26 How to Determine which Language Level to Take: In a 102 level language course, instruction will be taught strictly in the native language Professors require proof that prerequisites have been met High school or college transcripts Test scores
27 Language Proficiency Exams If you are proficient in a language other than English you may test out of the requirement Contact the Language Learning Center: University Hall 240
28 Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) You must maintain a 2.0 minimum GPA ( C average) Major coursework must be a C or higher Failure to do so may result in academic probation/disqualification
29 General Education Upper Division Lower Division
30 Lower Division General Education Area A: Basic Skills Area B: Math & Science Area C: Arts & Humanities Area D: Social Sciences Area E: Lifelong Learning 3 courses 3 courses 3 courses 4 courses 1 course
31 AP/IB Information AP scores of 3 or higher and/or IB scores of 4 or higher May give you college units May satisfy general education and/or major requirements For AP equivalencies, visit:
32 Upper Division General Education BB Science/Mathematics CC Humanities DD Social Science Must be completed at CSUSM for a letter grade To be taken at Junior standing (60 units) May not be double counted in major PSYC majors: DO NOT take a PSYC course for your DD requirement
33 Major Requirements See your major worksheets Use your Degree Progress Report in
34 eadvisor General academic questions that do not require an advisor to look up your records Response in 3 5 days
35 Units How many units are needed to graduate? 120 How many community college units are applied toward your degree? 70 How many units must be upper division? 40 How many units must be completed at CSUSM? At least 30
36 Avoid Walk Away F s If you are registered for a course and you stop attending or have never attended: It is your responsibility to officially drop the course! Your professor WILL NOT drop you. If you do not drop the course you will receive a WU grade. WU=F.
37 CSUSM General Catalog (electronic) Contains all policies, procedures and requirements List of majors: pages Major/minor requirements begin on page 118 Course descriptions begin on page 306
38 Next Steps Register for classes Advisors and Orientation Team members will be there to help Good luck!
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