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Undergraduate Advising Information

PSYC & Behavioral Neuroscience Advising

We hope that the information below will help you plan for and participate in enrollment advising for the Fall 2019 semester. First, we’d like to introduce our advising team:

Taylor Hanna-Peterson, PSYC & Behavioral Neuroscience Last Name A-H
Kirsten Lanpher, PSYC & Behavioral Neuroscience Last Name I-R
Liz Barton, PSYC & Behavioral Neuroscience Last Name S-Z

 

All PSYC & Behavioral Neuroscience majors should schedule their advising appointments through Jayhawk GPS or by calling 785-864-3500 Monday- Friday from 8AM-5PM. Click the link and log in on the right side, and then select Academic Advising → General Advising → Enrollment/Holds → College Academic Student Services. Select "Enrollment/Holds"for the appointment type, as we cannot schedule 1-hour appointments to create graduation plans during main advising to ensure that we can accommodate everyone who'd like to meet. 

Also note that if you don't see any availability during the week, please check the next week as advisors may be booked out 1-2 weeks. 

Please prepare for your advising meeting by reviewing the Enrollment Prep Guide, the Advising Syllabus, and the Course Offerings for that semester. 

If you do not yet have an assigned PSYC or Behavioral Neuroscience advisor, contact the College Advising office at 785-864-3500 to schedule. We look forward to meeting you!

 

PSYC & Behavioral NeuroscienceCourse Updates

PSYC 320 Renumber
PSYC 320 was renumbered from PSYC 120 in the fall of 2018. If you took PSYC 120, you are not eligible for grade replacement or for PSYC 320 credit.
 
PSYC Minor
The PSYC Minor requires the following. For more information, see the catalog.
  • PSYC 104
  • PSYC 318/333/350/360/370/375/380 (Choose One)
  • PSYC 318/333/350/360/370/375/380 (Choose One)
  • PSYC 300+ (Any PSYC Course 300 or Higher)
  • PSYC 300+ (Any PSYC Course 300 or Higher)
  • PSYC 100+ (Any PSYC Course)
  • Total of 18 hours
PSYC 480/ Independent Study
Please visit the PSYCH Undergraduate Research page for more information about PSYC Independent Study (PSYC 480). PSYC 480 is NOTrequired for a PSYC BA/BGS/Minor. 
 
PSYC 460/ PSYC Honors
Please visit the PSYCH Honors page for more information about PSYC Honors (PSYC 460). Contact Dr. Mike Vitevitch (mvitevit@ku.edu) if interested/for additional information. 

 

Behavioral Neuroscience Electives
Please visit the catalog for a list of Behavioral Neuroscience electives. Reach out to your advisor about additional semester offerings, substitutions, or recommendations. 
 
Behavioral Neuroscience Quantitative Courses
Please visit the catalog for a list of Behavioral Neuroscience Quantitative courses. Reach out to your advisor about additional semester offerings, substitutions, or recommendations. 
 
SBSM Minor Specialized Methodology Courses
Please visit the catalog for a list of SBSM Specialized Methodology courses. Reach out to your advisor about additional semester offerings, substitutions, or recommendations. 

 

Seniors and Graduation Candidates

For all Senior Graduation Candidates, please use the Graduation Checklist to ensure you are ready to graduate at your desired time. Visit the College Graduation website for more information.

 

General Enrollment Information for all Majors

Core Goal 6/BGS Career Prep Courses

  • PSYC BA/BGS. There is no built in Core Goal 6, so please take anything that fulfills the requirement. See here for a list of options.
  • Behavioral Neuroscience BS. PSYC 625 (6) counts as the Core Goal 6 course.
  • PSYC BGS Career Prep Course. The options can be found at https://classes.ku.edu and following these steps:
    • Check to make sure the semester you are searching for is correct
    • Click Options
    • Click Any Principal/KU Core Course Code
    • Scroll, and click BGSC BGS Career Code
    • *Please note that you need 3 hours to complete the BGSC requirement, so it may require more than one course to receive all 3 credits.*

 

Courses in High Demand
Some PSYC courses are in high demand and fill quickly, especially electives/special topics that are not offered every semester. Be sure to enroll as soon as you’re able. If you have any holds, please make sure you take care of them as soon as possible, before your enrollment date.

 

Enrollment Dates
In MyKU ⇒ Academics ⇒My Progress, you can find your enrollment date. Click on the Progress tab to generate a current Degree Progress Report (DPR). Fall 2019 courses are now visible on https://classes.ku.edu and through Enroll & Pay (in Enroll & Pay, be sure to uncheck the box that searches only for open, non-full classes). Spring 2020 classes and enrollment times will be available in October.

 

Holds
Visit the following websites to view the most common holds and the steps to remove them to enroll for the semester.

 

Online Courses
For online courses, there are a certain number of seats being reserved for students completing their degree through the College Online program. Try to enroll in the course first, and if you are not able to enroll, you can add yourself to the waitlist (See here for assistance). 

After a certain point, any remaining seats in the course will be given to students on the waitlist in first-come, first-serve order. There is no guarantee you will be able to enroll in the course as an on-campus student, so we would recommend a back-up plan. You also should not enroll in the in-person section of the course if available- If you are already enrolled in an in-person section of the same course, you would not be given a seat off of the waitlist as you cannot be enrolled in two sections of the same course. 

More information is listed online at The College Online page.  

Permission numbers 
Please contact the instructor if you see “Inst Req” listed for a course and would like to request permission to enroll; normally this contact would be through email. 
Prerequisites
Read course descriptions to learn what the prerequisites are for courses at classes.ku.edu.  *Make sure the semester chosen is the correct semester* Common pre-requisites needed are:
  • PSYC 104 for all PSYC Courses
  • PSYC 200, 210 and BIOL 100 or 150 for PSYC 370/375/380
  • PSYC 360 for PSYC 465/492
  • PSYC 333 (or ABSC 160) for PSYC 535
  • PSYC 333 or 360 for PSYC 545

 

Sample Graduation Plans
Please visit the following websites to see sample graduation plans. We recommend using these in addition to your DPR. Please note these are NOT the only ways to complete your degree, and you may have credit counting for some of these requirements, so please check in with your advisor if you are unsure about a course. 

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Upcoming Special Events

LARRY WRIGHTSMAN MEMORIAL SERVICE

A memorial service in honor of Larry Wrightsman be will held in the Kansas Room at the Memorial Union on campus on Wednesday, October 30 from 3:30 - 5:00 P.M. with a reception immediatley following until 6:30 P.M We hope you can attend!  To help us better keep track of likely attendees, please RSVP using this link.  Feel free to pass this on to any others who might be interested in attending!

 

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