The philosophy of the Department of Psychology is to require
students to be personally responsible for their college education. The
department emphasizes students' involvement in planning their academic
schedules to maximize opportunities for learning and growth in order to
meet graduation requirements and advance career interests. Relevant
curriculum information is provided in the Undergraduate Catalog, on the department's Undergraduate website, and in periodic e-mails sent through the psychology undergraduate listserv.
Students are expected to understand the requirements for the
Major or Minor in Psychology and Illinois State's graduation
requirements. Students should review the following websites: Requirements for the Major in Psychology or Requirements for the Minor in Psychology, Model Course Schedules, Cumulative Planning Guide, and the University's General Education Program.
The department respects our students' abilities to implement their own
academic plan in order to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Freshmen are advised through University College, not by the department. Honors students are advised through the Honors Program. After the freshman year, students are not required to meet with any academic advisor.