1 *Important things to know to be successful in college*
2 The Undergraduate Advising Guide (aka Catalog) is what you will look to in order to determine the graduation requirements for your major Your Catalog Year is based on the year you enter as a freshman ( ), or if you change your major you will follow the most current Catalog Year. The B.S. in Psychology is located on page 161, it is your responsibility to become familiar with the program requirements You will also see a sample of schedules mapped out for all 4 years of undergraduate study if you would like to see an ideal schedule
3 Consists of 36 credit hours of foundation courses, some of which can be used in your major if you choose WISELY. You may already have credit from Dual Enrollment, or AP courses that you took in high school. This credit may not be showing yet, so make sure not to duplicate any of these courses, choose something else and come see us if your not sure.
4 Choose 1 class each group (9 hours total) 1. ENC 1101 Composition I (3 credits) 2. ENC 1102 Composition II PR:ENC 1101 (3 credits) 3. Choose one class from the following; SPC 1608 Fundamentals of Oral Communication, SPC 1603 Fundamentals of Technical Presentation, or COM 1000 Introduction to Communication (no speeches required in this course) (3 credits)
5 Choose 1 class each group (9 hours total) 1. Select 1 of the following EUH 2000 Western Civilization I EUH 2001 Western Civilization II HUM 2210 Humanistic Tradition I HUM 2230 Humanistic Tradition II AMH 2010 U.S. History: AMH 2020 U.S. History: 1877-present WOH 2012 World Civilization I WOH 2022 World Civilization II (3 credits) 2. Select 1 of the following ARH 2050 History of Western Art I ARH 2051 History of Western Art II MUL 2010 Enjoyment of Music THE 2000 Theatre Survey FIL 1000 Cinema Survey REL 2300 World Religions PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy LIT 2110 World Literature I PR: ENC 1102 LIT 2120 World Literature II PR: ENC 1102 (3 credits) 3. Take one additional course from either 1 or 2 (3 credits)
6 Choose 1 class from each group (6 hours total) 1. MAC 1105 College Algebra or MGF 1106 Finite Mathematics (3 credits) 2. STA 2023 or STA 2014C (3 credits)
7 Choose 1 class from each group (6 hours total) 1. ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics, ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics, or POS 2041 American National Government (3 credits) 2. PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychological Science (3 credits)
8 Choose 1 class from each group (6 hours total) 1. PSC 1121* Physical Science PR: MAC 1105 or MGF 1106, PHY 2053C College Physics I PR: MAC 1105 and MAC 1114, or CHM 1020 Concepts in Chemistry PR: High School Algebra (3 credits) 2. Select BSC 1005 (or BSC 2010C if additional Biology courses are planned) (3 credits)
9 All Psychology majors MUST meet college level foreign language equivalent to 1 year of instruction. regardless of whether you took a language in high school. You can meet this requirement by taking the courses or passing a proficiency exam.
10 See pgs for the specific requirements for the Psychology major. Our major consists of approximately 50 hours. So as a freshman you should have about 35 hours of electives in the course of your undergraduate degree. Use them wisely!
11 This certificate prepares students for work in forensic psychology, law, and criminology. For more information about the Behavioral Forensics Certificate please come into the Advising Center, specific requirements can be found on pg. 222 in your Undergraduate Advising Guide
12 You should plan out your schedule on paper for both fall and spring semesters in order to get an idea of the course requirements you will be fulfilling Take classes because you enjoy them, NOT because your friends are taking them The difficulty of certain classes is relative, do not let someone deter you because they found it to be challenging Determine what time of day you are most alert and learn best and plan your schedule accordingly Classes tend to fill up quickly so be aware of your registration date so you do not miss out Academic Calendar
13 Face to Face Instruction Attend class at assigned time The # of credits a class is worth = # of hours the class meets weekly 3 credit class meets 3 hours a week WWW (Worldwide Web) These classes are strictly online through Communicate with professors through or meet with them in person during their office hours All tests and assignments are completed online and usually within certain time constraints When taking an online course it is absolutely vital to stay on top of everything that needs to be completed You should only take online classes if you feel that you are disciplined and able to monitor yourself Mixed Mode These classes meet in person occasionally as well as contain an online component
14 During Add/Drop you are able to either drop classes or add classes without being penalized, as long as you do it within the allotted time Add/Drop begins the Monday classes start and ends that Thursday at 11:59pm You are able to withdraw from a class up to approximately 6 weeks in (actual withdrawal deadline is available the Academic Calendar) Unlike Add/Drop, when you withdraw from a class you receive a W on your transcript which can count against you in the eyes of an admissions counselor, so take it seriously When you withdraw from a class you are still required to pay for that class It is important to be familiar with the Academic Calendar which provides you with a list of deadlines
15 Organization is absolutely vital to your success in college and in the future The best way to stay organized is to plan out an hourly schedule for yourself each week School should be looked at as a job and you should plan on devoting up to 9 hours a day, 5 days a week, to class, assignments, and studying A monthly planner can also be useful to help you keep track of important dates, such as assignment due dates, test dates, or withdrawal deadlines
16 The Psychology Advising enter is located in the psychology building in room 250 We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9am- 5pm and an appointment is not necessary Peer Advisors are always available to discuss your degree audit with you and to assist you with anything else you may need Everyone here is very friendly and helpful Information is available regarding careers in psychology, research opportunities, and graduate school Contact the Advising Center at or or on Face Book!
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