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Advising Worksheets

Once you have declared your major, you can chart your progress toward graduation by using a Program of Study Worksheet for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree or the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree developed for Psychology majors maintained by the Registrar's Office.  These paper-and-pencil worksheets include a checklist for all Psychology major requirements, and also list all courses available as Psychology electives.  Be sure to choose the worksheet that corresponds to the degree program (B.A. or B.S.) under which you will graduate.  Worksheets for the current academic year are posted; if you'd like a worksheet for an earlier catalog year, follow the directions at the bottom of their page.  Older worksheets are useful only for students who arrived at the College prior to the Fall of 2012.

Each Department has created a roadmap for their majors. You can review the B.S. roadmap  and review the B.A. roadmap. A roadmap is a suggested semester-by-semester planning guide for a major.  It is a model four-year plan, not a guaranteed sequence or contract.   Course availability may vary from semester to semester.  Roadmaps typically do not include specific general education coursework suggestions unless they are required by the major.  

If you would like to learn more about the College's General Education requirements, this link provides the most up-to-date listing of those requirements at the College, as well as a link to a General Education Worksheet.  Please note that the Psychology Department has special requirements in mathematics and natural science, so you will want to check the resources for Psychology majors when deciding which math and natural science courses you'd like to use to fulfill General Education requirements.

We also recommend that you become comfortable with Degree Works, the College's online tool for tracking your progress towards graduation.  This link takes you to an overview page for Degree Works.  Performing a regular Degree Audit to track your progress towards graduation is invaluable.  Furthermore, if you are a freshman or a sophomore who has not yet declared your major, you may find the "What if" feature on Degree Works to be helpful - it allows you to model your graduation using the requirements of any major that you're considering.

This link takes you to our "Important Forms" page, where you will find up-to-date advising checklists for the Psychology major that were developed by the Psychology Department.  These sheets are used during the initial meeting with your Psychology academic advisor, provide tips about Psychology course selection and sequencing, and can be used to track your progress towards completion of the major.  Be sure to select the sheet that is tailored to your degree program (B.A., B.S., or B.S. prior to the Fall, 2012, catalog year).