Baylor University
Psychology and Neuroscience
College of Arts and Sciences

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Academic Advisement

Advisement:
All students with less than 29 completed hours are advised by University Advisement, while students with 30-59 completed hours are advised by CASA - College of Arts and Sciences Advisement.
Once a psychology or neuroscience major reaches 60 hours, they are advised within the department.
The designated advisor for all neuroscience majors is Dr. Joseph Achor.
Psychology majors are advised by Dr. Tamara Lawrence.

Closed Class Request Forms:
Many times, psychology and neuroscience courses fill or "close" quickly. In order to keep the professor to student ratio in check, we must carefully monitor the enrollment. Many classrooms will only seat 30 students; therefore, the enrollment is limited to 30 STUDENTS. Professors are not allowed to "permit" or issue waivers to students. If a psychology or neuroscience course you were planning to take is listed as "closed" you must complete a "Closed Class Request Form". These are available in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department Office, BSB, B.309. Forms are collected and processed and students are permited IF a seat becomes available according to anticipated date of graduation as well as the date the "Closed Class Request Form" was submitted to the office. Should a waiver be issued, students are notified by an email, which includes information on how to register.
Many PSY & NSC courses are "cross-listed" meaning there are BOTH psychology majors and neuroscience majors are in the same class. Psychology majors must enroll in "PSY" headed courses, while neuroscience majors must enroll in "NSC" headed courses. Your degree audit will not accept course that do not correspond with your chosen major. Also, LAB COURSES must have Course Headings that match, i.e, PSY 3320 (Learning and Behavior Lecture Course) requires a PSY 3120 LAB section not a NSC 3120 LAB section or vice versa.


Research experiences:
Undergraduates are encouraged to explore their research interests. One of the best ways to find a lab group or project is to first review the faculty research interests and then make an appointment to visit with a professor
working in an area that interests you.