Plans of Study

The registrar requires that you have a completed POS on file by the time you have 90 hours. If you do not, then a hold will be placed on your account and you will not be able to register for classes. This process is intended as a check to make sure you are on course to graduate on time. Most students are able to complete this form without the help of an advisor. We are providing some instructions below to make this process as efficient as possible. After filling out the form (as completely as possible) you should meet with your advisor and go over everything. At that time questions will be answered and your advisor will help you make changes so that the form is correct. It is not your advisors job to fill this form out for you.

Get the following: copy of POS as a word from the files below, print off a hard copy of your transcript from Banner, have your catalog handy, and grab a pen.
  • Beginning from your first semester find a class on your transcript (ENGL 1101) and place it on the proper place on the POS (Area A). You may type in the cells of the word file.
  • For semester you should abbreviate the semester and year ( FA07, SP09, or SU08). If you still need to take a class you should put a future date in this cell. If you transfered in with credit for this course you should place a T in this cell.
  • You will also need to place your letter grade in a cell. Up to 25% of your course grades in the core may be Ds. All grades in the psych major (PSYC courses) must be a C or greater.


  • When you find a place for each course and get it placed in your POS you should then mark it out on your transcript.
  • Repeat this process working through your transcript until you have a plan that meets the 123 hour minimum for a BS in Psychology. Your minor is defined by the minor department.
  • If you cannot find a place for a course your advisor will be very helpful. Email your POS to them and make an appointment.
  • Once your POS is completed your advisor will sign it. Then you will need to get a signature from our department head and from a faculty member in your chosen minor.

Helpful hints:
  • Elective courses in area F are at the 1/2000 level. We have some wiggle room in this area. Talk with your advisor if you cannot find a place for 1/2000 level courses that you have taken and you have not completed area F. The courses here should be related to psychology in some way and helpful for your future plans.
  • Psych majors have 6 hours of open electives. You may use any courses to complete this 6 hour section including unused lab hours or your extra hour from calculus.
  • We offer required PSYC courses every semester.
  • We offer at least 2, and usually 3, elective courses each semester. You may not get to take your most desired elective as you approach graduation, but there will be plenty of classes to satisfy your Area G needs.

ĉ POS_04_06.doc
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POS for student catalog fall 2004 - spring 2006  93k v. 2 Feb 24, 2010, 7:40 PM Chuck Robertson
ĉ POS_06_07.doc
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POS for student catalog fall 2006-spring 2007  93k v. 3 Feb 24, 2010, 7:39 PM Chuck Robertson
ĉ POS_07_08_PSYC.doc
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POS for student catalog fall 2007 - spring 2008  101k v. 4 Jun 29, 2011, 12:41 PM Margaret Largent
ĉ POS_09_10.doc
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POS for the student catalog, Fall 2009 - Spring 2010  90k v. 2 Oct 18, 2012, 5:19 AM Steven Lloyd
ĉ POS 2011-12.docx
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POS for student catalog fall 2011 - spring 2012  15k v. 1 Oct 18, 2012, 5:20 AM Steven Lloyd
ĉ POS 2012+.docx
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POS for current student catalog (same as previous but with the addition of USG learning goal overlays included).  18k v. 1 Oct 18, 2012, 5:20 AM Steven Lloyd
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