Academic Advising Tips

  • If you have not already done so, take PSYC 1300 General Psychology during your first semester at UCA.
  • Do not put off taking PSYC 2330 Statistics. It is a prerequisite for several other psychology courses.
  • PSYC 4340 History & Systems is designed as a capstone course to be taken during the semester that you will complete all course requirements for the major.
  • If you intend to enter graduate school in an applied area such as clinical psychology, counseling, or school psychology, you should take elective courses that are often prerequisites for these graduate programs (Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality, Tests & Measurement)
  • The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in psychology requires completion of two math/statistics or lab science courses beyond the course that you intend to use for your General Education requirement. Both science courses must be from the same department.
  • After you complete 90 credit hours, you should apply for graduation.
  • Join the UCA Psychological Society.
  • Apply for membership in the Psi Chi International Honor Society (if you qualify).
  • Meet with your advisor during times other than Advance Registration to discuss career issues.