Academic Advisement



All pre-majors and majors with 59 or fewer completed hours are advised by

University Advisement, (Sid Richardson).

Pre-majors with 60-89 completed hours are advised by CASA - College of Arts and Sciences Advisement.(Sid Richardson)

Once a psychology or neuroscience major reaches 60 hours, they are advised within the department of Psychology & Neuroscience.

The designated advisor for all neuroscience majors is Dr. Rachel Clark.

Psychology majors are advised by Dr. Tamara Lawrence. To make an appointment with Dr. Lawrence click here.

Procedures for admittance into a closed class:

The student must register for the course in BearWeb and the system will automatically put them on the electronic waitlist. Once the student is on the list, the system will notify the student by Baylor email if a spot is open for the course. The student has exactly 24 hours from the time the email is sent in which to register for the course. If the student does not register for the course in the exact 24 hour time frame, their name will be dropped from the electronic waitlist and the next person on the list will be notified through their Baylor email. It is important for the student to consistently check their Baylor email daily to see if they have been notified of an opening in a course that they are waitlisted. If they have been notified and missed the 24 hour window, the student must get back on the waitlist by registering for the course again.

Cross-listed Courses:

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 courses 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.