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FAQ for Undergrads

 

Where is the Psychology Department located?

The main department office is in Brackett 418.  Faculty offices are located on the third and fourth floors of Brackett, and the Psychology Academic Advising Center (PAAC) is located in Brackett 327.

 

Who is the chair of the Psychology Department?

Dr. Pat Raymark (praymar@clemson.edu)

 

Who is my Psychology advisor?

Select the link on the left about advising. If you are uncertain, contact Erin Siders (esiders@clemson.edu). 

 

If I have a question concerning undergraduate advising, who do I ask?

Your assigned academic advisor.  See the link on the left.

 

If I have a question about undergraduate course enrollment or course offerings, who do I ask?

If the section is listed in iROAR, email the instructor directly. For sections for which no instructor is listed, email Dr. Cindy Pury (cpury@clemson.edu)

 

Who are the graduate program coordinators?

You may contact Dr. Bob Sinclair (rsincla@clemson.edu) with general program questions as well as questions on the Industrial-Organizational graduate program.  You may contact Dr. Lee Gugerty (gugerty@clemson.edu) with questions on the Human Factors graduate program.

 

Who is the faculty advisor for the Psychology Club?

Dr. Heidi Zinzow (hzinzow@clemson.edu)

 

Who is the faculty advisor for Psi Chi?

Dr. Robert Campbell (campber@clemson.edu)

 

Who is the faculty advisor for honors students in Psychology?

Dr. Heidi Zinzow (hzinzow@clemson.edu)

 

How do I change my major to Psychology?

Select the link on the left titled “Change of Major.”  

 

Is there a minimal GPR requirement for students desiring to change their major to Psychology?

Yes, a GPR of 2.4 or higher is required to become a psychology major or to add it as a second major or second degree.

 

How do I add Psychology as a second major or degree?

To add Psychology as a second major or degree, you will need to follow the same instructions for changing your major to Psychology.  Select the link on the left titled, “Change of Major.”  

 

How do I change out of Psychology?

After obtaining a Request to Change Academic Program form, request a signature from an advisor in your new desired major. Next, bring the form to the Psychology Academic Advising Center (PAAC) in Brackett 320 for a signature from either Ms. Erin Siders or Mr. Jeff Moore and then to Sikes 104.

 

How do I make changes to my minor or my curriculum year (including adding a minor)?

To select or change your minor, or to change your curriculum year, you will need to enter the information on a Request to Change Academic Program form, obtain the signature of your psychology advisor, and then deliver the form to Sikes 104.  If you have questions on how to access the form or how to fill it out, you may contact Ms. Erin Siders (esiders@clemson.edu) or Mr. Jeff Moore (jtmoore@clemson.edu). 

 

How do I get approval to take a course at another institution in the United States?

To get approval to take a course at another institution, you will need to complete the Approval of Course Work to be Taken Elsewhere form, which can be accessed at http://www.registrar.clemson.edu/html/forms.htm.  You will first need to check whether the course is on Clemson’s transfer equivalency (TCEL) list which you can find at http://virtual.clemson.edu/groups/tcel/

If the course is on the TCEL list, you will only need to obtain the signature of your psychology advisor and then deliver the form to Sikes 104.

If the course is not on the TCEL list and it is a psychology course, you will need to deliver the form to the Psychology Academic Advising Center (PAAC) along with a printed copy of the course description.  During the regular fall and spring semesters, forms will be ready for pickup the following Wednesday in the main office in Brackett 418. Form pickup over breaks and during summer sessions may be delayed. You will then need to obtain the signature of your psychology advisor and deliver the form to Sikes 104.

If the course is not on the TCEL list and it is not a psychology course, you will need to have the course evaluated by the appropriate department for equivalency. You will then need to obtain the signature of your psychology advisor and deliver the form to Sikes 104.

Note that a student must complete through instruction from Clemson a minimum of 37 of the last 43 credits presented for their undergraduate degree.

If you have questions on how to access the form or how to fill it out, you may contact Ms. Erin Siders (esiders@clemson.edu) or Mr. Jeff Moore (jtmoore@clemson.edu).

 

My psychology course taken elsewhere is listed in TCEL incorrectly.  What should I do?

Email Dr. Cindy Pury (cpury@clemson.edu) and include the institution name and location (country, city, state), the course name and number, the course description from the course catalog the year the course was taken, and the current Clemson Transfer Equivalency (TCEL) listing which can be found at http://virtual.clemson.edu/groups/tcel/.

Note that University academic regulations prohibit any course taken at a two-year school from being evaluated as equivalent to a 3000- or 4000-level Clemson course.

 

How do I request a course substitution?

To request a course substitution, contact Ms. Erin Siders (esiders@clemson.edu) or Mr. Jeff Moore (jtmoore@clemson.edu) to set up an appointment.

 

How do I get approval for study abroad courses?

If you are planning to study abroad, you should first visit the Study Abroad Office, located in E-301 Martin Hall.  To get approval to take courses abroad, you will need to complete the Request for Approval of Courses to be Taken Abroad form, which can be accessed at http://media.clemson.edu/ia/programs/coursework_approval_form.pdf. Be sure to read and follow the instructions carefully.

If the courses are all on the Transfer Equivalency (TCEL) list, which can be found at http://virtual.clemson.edu/groups/tcel/, you will only need to obtain the signature of your psychology advisor.

If you are intending to take a non-psychology course that is not on the TCEL list, the course will need to be evaluated for equivalency by the appropriate department.

If you are intending to take a psychology course and it is not on the TCEL list, deliver the form to the Psychology Academic Advising Center (PAAC) along with a printed copy of the course description.  During the regular fall and spring semesters, forms will be ready for pickup the following Wednesday in the main office in Brackett 327. During breaks or summer sessions, form pickup may be delayed.

After the form is completed, remember to obtain a signature from your psychology advisor.

If you have questions on how to access the form or how to fill it out, you may contact Ms. Erin Siders (esiders@clemson.edu) or Mr. Jeff Moore (jtmoore@clemson.edu).

 

If I get a D or F in a course, how do I request academic forgiveness?

To request academic forgiveness, contact Ms. Erin Siders (esiders@clemson.edu) or Mr. Jeff Moore (jtmoore@clemson.edu) to set up an appointment.

 

Where can I get information and application materials for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)?

To access this information, visit the ETS GRE website at http://www.ets.org/gre/.

 

Do I have to have a 2.0 GPR in my psychology courses to graduate?

No, but you are required to have an overall 2.0 GPR in all course work taken at Clemson in order to graduate.

 

If I receive a “D” in a psychology course, do I have to take the course over?

A “D” is considered a passing grade, and the course does not have to be retaken.

 

If a course counts toward my minor can I also count it toward my major?

Major and minor courses may double dip except for PSYC courses.

 

I’m interested in graduate school in psychology.  What do I do?

Select the link on the left.

 

 

Important Contacts
Department Chair Dr. Pat Raymark
Undergrad Academic Advisors  Erin Siders (last names A-K) Jeff Moore (last names L-Z)
Undergrad Coordinators Dr. Cindy Pury & Dr. Pam Alley
Psych Club Advisor Dr. Heidi Zinzow
Psi Chi Advisor Dr. Robert Campbell
Honors Advisor Dr. Tom Alley