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Psychology Major Declaration

Starting in Spring 2014 you will need departmental approval
to declare a Psychology major.

Why is signed approval now required?

We want to be sure that (a) all psychology majors will complete important initial requirements by the end of their junior year, and that (b) we will be able to offer enough courses for majors to complete all requirements prior to graduation.

Thus we (a) are requiring prospective majors to complete a Major Declaration Checklist, described below, and (b) are placing a limit on the number of new psychology majors. The limit will be 75 for College students and 25 for G.S. students. These limits are comparable to the number of newly declared psychology majors in recent years.

How can I obtain department approval to declare a psychology major?

  1. Print and complete a Major Declaration Checklist showing all courses you PLAN to take as well as those you have already completed. Your checklist must show that you will complete at least four psychology courses, including the first three requirements (1001, statistics, and a 1400-level research methods course, by the end of your junior year).

  2. Take a copy of your completed Major Declaration Checklist and your College or G.S. major declaration form to the Undergraduate Curriculum Assistant in 406 Schermerhorn to obtain signed approval for your declaration of a Psychology Major.

    OR, bring a copy of your completed Major Declaration Checklist and your College or G.S. major declaration form to the Open House for Prospective Majors on the evening of March 5th. After the formal part of the Open House your Program Advisor and the Undergraduate Curriculum Assistant will meet with you to review, sign, and make copies of both forms.

Do I need department approval to declare a Psychology Concentration?

No. You may use the online major declaration system for the Psychology Concentration.

Do I need department approval to declare a Neuroscience and Behavior major?

No. You may use the online major declaration system for the Neuroscience and Behavior Major.

How should I go about planning my psychology major prior to April registration?

Start by carefully reading the description of the Psychology Major requirements. Then study the online InfoPack, beginning with Program Planning Tips. Here and on associated web pages you will find detailed information regarding course requirements, courses offered during the upcoming academic year, and other information regarding the major. Of particular relevance to new majors are the Psychology Honors Program and procedures for obtaining major credit for transfer courses.

Once you've familiarized yourself with this information--including course descriptions and syllabi--and have added some more psychology courses to your major declaration checklist, you'll be ready to meet with a program, peer, or faculty advisor to discuss your plans. (Note that your plans for your junior year must include a statistics course and a psychology lab course if you have not yet completed the 2nd and 3rd major requirements. You must also apply for transfer credit prior to the end of your junior year.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

last updated by aft2109 on March 17, 2014