Eight Semester Plans
To declare a major in psychology, students must:
- Complete Introductory Psychology (PSY272).
- Have at least a 2.75 GPA.
- Have a Math Placement Level (MPL) of 3 or higher.
A maximum of six transfer courses can be counted toward the major and at least five of psychology courses applied to the major must be taken at SUNY New Paltz.
In order to declare a minor in psychology, students must complete Introductory Psychology (PSY272). A maximum of three transfer courses can be counted toward the minor. At least three psychology courses applied to the minor must be taken at SUNY New Paltz.
When you are ready to declare your major, minor, or concentration, bring copies of your transcripts (and SUNY New Paltz progress report, when applicable) to the Psychology Department (Wooster 361) for help. The Department Chair (or designee) will assign a faculty advisor to you and sign your Declaration of Major or Minor form, which is to be returned to Records and Registration. Declaration of Major or Minor forms are available from the Psychology Advising Office and Records and Registration.
For advising issues, please seek out your faculty advisor first (listed on your progress report); most advising issues can be handled at the faculty advisor level. If your faculty advisor cannot address your issue, please see the undergraduate advisors, the chair, or the assistant chairs.
Watch psychology alum Emily Heimbender, BA ('13) and MA ('15) conduct an experiment in bilingualism: