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Academic Advising

Each Psychology major is assigned one of the Department faculty members as their academic advisor. (Follow these instructions to find out who your advisor is.) Make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor during the advisement period listed in the Academic Calendar. Use the resources linked below to help make your advising appointment more productive.

Advising Notes for Spring 2023

PSYC 399A ST:Introduction to Forensic Psychology
This course will be taught by doctoral candidate in forensic psychology, Prof. Stephanie Purdy. This is an introductory course providing students with an overview forensic psychology, including basic beliefs, practices, and procedures. Students will explore subspecialties of forensic psychology; roles and responsibilities; and related legal, ethical, and diversity issues. This course will cover a broad spectrum of the various areas that involve law and psychology. Students will briefly learn behaviors and obtain a greater insight of theories and concepts as they relate to forensic psychology.

PSYC 399B ST:Introduction to Counseling Psychology
This course will be taught by Dr. Ann Wendle, director of the Master’s in College Student and Administration program, who holds a degree in counseling psychology. Students will get a foundational understanding of counseling in this course. Students who are planning careers in psychology, social work, education, leadership, or counseling should consider this course as an elective. The course will cover both theoretical and practical topics and will be easily transferable to helping people across a range of settings.

PSYC 392 Co-operative Education in Psychology
This course is for students whose work experience is in some way related to psychology. You work with a faculty member to incorporate your experiences at work into your education in psychology. Note that you no longer need to contact the co-op office to enroll in this course. Now, you should go to your academic advisor to learn what you need to do.

HYS Course Formats

The following spring 2023 classes will be listed as hybrid synchronous (HYS). Here are some details regarding how those classes will meet.

Course Instructor Format details
PSYC 101 (01, 02, 09), PSYC 420 Dr. Merz Due to unforeseen circumstances, all of Dr. Merz’s class meetings will be on Zoom this spring.
PSYC 485 Dr. Lovelace The course will meet in person. In the event of covid isolation, a Zoom option will be available.

Answers to Psychology Advising Questions

While your academic advisor can answer many of your questions, another great resource is the Psychology Major Frequently Asked Questions page. Have a look there for many common questions asked by Psychology students.