Advising

Advising Hours 

Advising appointments are available from 10am to noon and 1pm to 3pm, Monday through Thursday. Appointment times are designated to be 15 minutes long.
If you have questions about requirements for the major, course planning, study abroad, transfer credits, or reading your DARS/Degree Works, click on the yellow button to pick a time that is convenient for you. Remember, you can declare your major over email (ugpsyc@binghamton.edu), if you meet the requirements detailed below.

If you need forms for course registration or Independent Study, or have a very brief question and would prefer to just drop in, please do! Walk-in questions can be answered from 10am-noon and 1pm-3pm.

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Academic Advising 

Undergraduate Academic Advisor: Dr. Luka

Psychology Advising Office: Science IV, 230B

E-mail: ugpsyc@binghamton.edu

 

Degree and Course Information

See the Degree Requirements or Applied Behavior Analysis pages for degree requirements for a major in psychology or the ABA track.

Course descriptions are available in the Bulletin or on the BUbrain - schedule of classes. See our Course Offerings tab for information about our projected offerings for future terms.

Looking for information about graduation?  For Fall 2014 graduates: be sure to apply for your degree on BUbrain by Oct 31.

 

Advising materials for completing the major:

Psychology, B.A.:

 
Applied Behavior Analysis Track:

 

Declaring Your Major

If you're interested in declaring a major in Psychology or the ABA track we encourage you to do so by the end of your sophomore year. Transfer students intending to major in psychology should contact the Psychology department's academic advisor when you arrive on campus. Please note: declaring an interest in psychology on your admissions application does not mean you have declared your major; all students enter Binghamton as undeclared.

* To declare your major in Psychology you must have received a C or higher in both PSYC 111 and PSYC 243.

* To declare you major in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) track you must have received a C or higher in PSYC 111 and PSYC 243, and have taken or be taking PSYC 355. Please note that in order to graduate in the ABA track you must achieve a B or higher in all ABA track core courses, including PSYC 355.

If you meet these requirements and would like to declare your major in Psychology, send an email with your request to ugpsyc@binghamton.edu.

 

Transferring courses to Binghamton

Use the course-to-course look-up tool to see how your credits will transfer to Binghamton.

Use the reverse look-up function to find course equivalencies at other institutions.

 

Common Procedures/Questions:

How can I get into closed courses?

The only way to obtain a seat in a closed course is if another student drops. For closed courses you should monitor BUbrain closely during open registration periods.

 

How can I get into restricted courses?

You will need to get the permission of the instructor to enroll in courses with restrictions (e.g., locked by instructor, class standing, major, pre-req, etc.). Fill out the psychology course petition (pdf, 328kb) and have it signed by the instructor. Then return it to the advising office (Science IV, 230B). Paper copies of the form are also available in the advising office. 

 

How can I sign up for independent study credits?

Fill our the independent study form (pdf, 331kb) and return it to the advising office (Science IV, 230B). Paper copies of the form are also available in the advising office.

 

How can I get credits from another institution to count towards my major?

Review Harpur Transfer Guidelines and Policies here.  To have a course evaluated please email ugpsyc@binghamton.edu with the course description and syllabus. Evaluation of these requests can take up to a week or more. Students are strongly encouraged to have a course reviewed BEFORE taking courses at other institutions. There is no guarantee that courses/credits will be count for fulfilling requirements for your major. If courses are listed as transfer equivalencies here they do not have be reviewed.   

 

How can I get credits from a study abroad program to count towards my major?

Submit a completed study abroad petition form (pdf, 35.5kb) with a detailed course description of syllabus to the advising office (Science IV, 230B). Paper copies of the form are also available in the advising office. Evaluation of these requests can take up to a week or more. Students are strongly encouraged to have a course reviewed BEFORE taking courses abroad.  There is no guarantee that courses/credits will be count for fulfilling requirements for your major.

 What is my GPA for my major?

Use our psychology major GPA calculator (excel, 27kb) or ABA track GPA calculator (excel, 27.5kb) to find out.

 

What if I need to take an incomplete in a course?

You must meet with your instructor to determine if you will be permitted to receive an incomplete in a course. Incompletes are warranted when a student has a personal or medical emergency that prevents them from completing coursework. We highly encourage students and faculty to use the Incomplete Contract (docx, 17kb) to ensure that all parties know exactly what coursework remains and when it must be completed by. Copies of the contract should be provided to the instructor, the student, and the advising office (S4-230B).

 

More Information

For more information about course registration, graduation/commencement, enrollment verification, and the final exam schedule, as well as access to any forms please see the Registrar’s website.
 
See Harpur Advising for any Gen Ed or Harpur College requirement questions.
 

You may access overload requests, course petitions, transfer petitions, and other Harpur forms here.

General information about transferring to Binghamton.

 

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Last Updated: 9/30/14