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Title: Welcome to Psychology Advising Center


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Welcome to Psychology Advising Center
2
Table of contents
  • Office Information
  • Our purpose
  • Director of Advising
  • Program assistant
  • Peer advisors
  • Curriculum
  • Degree audits and requirements
  • Internships/Research
  • FAQs

3
Office Information
  • Psychology Advising Center is located in the
    Psychology building on main campus, second floor,
    room 250.
  • Appointments are not necessary when seeing a peer
    advisor
  • Please make sure you bring a photo ID
  • Phone number 407-823-2219
  • Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday from
    9AM-5PM. Closed on Wednesday

4
Our purpose
  • The Advising Center is full of information for
    undergraduate students such as postings for
    Research Assistants, information on graduate
    school and careers, and of course Psychology
    degree requirements. We recommend that you visit
    the Advising Center every semester to have us go
    over your degree audit and make sure you're up to
    date.

5
Director of Advising
I am the Director of Advising for the Psychology
Department, please come visit our Advising Center
if you have any questions concerning your major
or minor in Psychology. If you are interested in
an internship opportunity (which is a 2 semester
commitment) as a Peer Advisor please come in and
fill out an application one semester before you
wish to intern.
Karen Cox
6
Program Assistant
I am the Program Assistant in the Psychology
Advising Office. I have worked in this office
for 21 years. I will be happy to meet with you
concerning your questions related to evaluation
of your SASS Audit for either the major or minor
in psychology and information related to
internships and research opportunities that will
enhance your chances to get into graduate school
or to get a job with your bachelor's degree in
psychology. Glema Butler
7
Peer Advisors
The Psychology Peer Advisors are advanced
undergraduate psychology majors who assist other
psychology major/minors in understanding and
completing their psychology degree requirements.
The Peer Advisors inform students of academic
policies and procedures, assist in conducting
orientations for freshman and transfer psychology
student orientations, and provide advisement on
other psychology-related matters such as
procedures in applying for graduate school. Peer
Advisors are trained by Karen Cox, the Director
of Undergraduate Advising for the Psychology
Department, and earn upper level psychology
credit.
8
Curriculum
The requirements of Bachelor of Science in
Psychology degree can be found at the following
link http//www.catalog.sdes.ucf.edu/degree_prog
rams/psychology.pdf Please, keep in mind that
catalog years do matter, and whichever catalog
year the student is in those are the requirements
that apply to him/her.
9
Degree Audit
The Degree Audit is a computer-generated
evaluation of a student's progress toward a
specified degree program. It is NOT an official
transcript. Use your Degree Audit to check which
degree requirements you have met and which you
have not met. Audits are online through the MyUCF
portal, or the Advising Center. For more
information check out the following
link http//undergrad.cos.ucf.edu/index.php?URLp
ro_sass
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Internships/Research
Participating in undergraduate research will
expand your academic experience at UCF. Research
is a process of careful inquiry leading to the
discovery of new information. Although there are
some differences in how research is conducted
across disciplines, research is not restricted to
certain disciplines and occurs in all programs at
UCF. Undergraduate students are currently working
on numerous and diverse projects. For more
information look into the following
link http//www.our.ucf.edu/ We also encourage
you to regularly check the bulletin board inside
the Psychology Advising Center for newly posted
internship and research opportunities.
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FAQs
Q Why cant I register for upper level
classes? A1 You have not completed your
prerequisites . A2 Possibly you have completed
your prerequisites but you have not declared your
major yet. Q Do I need to make an appointment
with an advisor? A When seeing a peer advisor we
see students on walk-in basis. However, if you
require to speak with the director of advising
or the program assistant you may schedule an
appointment.
12
FAQs continued..
What Prerequisite Courses Do Psychology Majors
Need to Take? (A) One biology course Psychology
majors must take a basic biology course. BSC 1005
Biological Principles will fulfill this
requirement if no additional biology courses are
planned. BSC 2010C General Biology should be
taken if additional biology courses are
planned.(B) One introductory psychology course
such as PSY 2012 General Psychology(C) DEP 2004
Developmental Psychology(D) One introductory
course in statistics STA 2023 Statistical
Methods I or STA 2014C Principles of Statistics.
STA 2023 has prerequisite of either College
Algebra or Finite Math while STA 2014C has no
prerequisites but you must register for a lab
with this course. Choose the STA 2014C if you
want a more basic statistics course. The STA 2023
will expose the student to the use of statistical
methods to arrive at statistical conclusions. The
material covered in these introductory courses in
statistics serves as a foundation for both
PSY3204 Statistical Methods in Psychology and PSY
3213C Research Methods in Psychology.
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