John R. and Kathy R. Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences

Current Students

Tips For Success

  • You must earn at least a “C” in ALL of your psychology classes and maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 to graduate.
  • You are responsible for becoming familiar with the courses you need to graduate, as noted in the curriculum.
  • Use the correct curriculum as a guideline when registering for courses, the curriculum is provided in the Department’s office as well as online.
  • Note course prerequisites when registering/ highlighting your plan of study to keep track of the order in which you need to take courses.
  • Our curriculum is designed to give you an overview of the different areas of Psychology.
  • Choose free electives in areas of interest to you to get the most out of your collegiate experience. For example, if interested in Clinical psychology, then choose courses under psychology electives (Clinical/ Testing/Treatment) as free electives.
  • Consider how each course you select will help you reach your desired career or graduate program.
  • If you are interested in applying to graduate school, register for independent research or the internship course by your senior year.
  • Retrieve your PIN from your advisor as early as possible.
  • Register at your first opportunity because some courses will close out early due to the number of registrants.
  • Keep important examples and notes from courses to reflect on for future reference.


You should also know ...

The field of psychology offers a wide variety of professional career opportunities. Remember: It is never too early to begin researching career opportunities and graduate programs. Please keep in mind most psychology and counseling careers will require a master’s degree or higher. Also consider summer internship opportunities available both on campus and at other universities, some of which may also offer competitive stipends to cover the cost of the experience and additional funding.


Useful Links from the American Psychological Association

  • Undergrad Psychology information

University Resources


Career Services Resources


General Education Course Requirements