You may want to begin your exploration of psychology by taking a 200-level course focused on a particular topic. You should also take Psychology 202, the methods course, to prepare you for more advanced courses. Psychology 101, which is not required for the major, is intended as an overview of the field for those who do not expect to concentrate in Psychology. It can, however, be counted toward either the major or the minor. Students with scores of 4 or 5 on the AP Psychology test will be credited for Psychology 101.

If you are interested in becoming a psychology major you should print a course planning worksheet available on the Course Catalog and complete the major declaration form and meet with the department chair in the Fall (by October 15th) or Spring (by March 1st) of your sophomore year. The chair will assign to you a psychology advisor. Your advisor will help you find courses inside and outside of the psychology major that match your interests, find faculty who share you academic focus, and assist you in setting and making progress on your postgraduate goals.