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General FAQs
 
 
Psychology-specific FAQs
Whom should I contact to see whether I can get an override to a PSY course?
First make sure that you have fulfilled the prerequisites of the PSY course you want to take. Then, contact the course instructor.
 
Am I allowed to take concurrently an Advanced Lec/Lab course AND a capstone course?
No. Remember that you must have taken an Advanced Lec/Lab course BEFORE taking a capstone course. The only exception is that students taking PSY 495 (Senior Thesis Seminar) can take an Advanced Lec/Lab in the same semester.
 
I plan to take an Advanced Lec/Lab course during summer? Will it be offered during summer?
No. Never plan to take it during summer. 
 
I plan to take a capstone course during summer? Will it be offered during summer?
No. Never plan to take it during summer.
 
How can I enroll in PSY 393 or 395?
  • Find a faculty sponsor whose research areas interest you.
  • Once you have secured a PSY 393 or 395 position, complete the PSY 393 or 395 Learning Contract in consultation with your faculty sponsor.
  • Register for your PSY 393 or 395 faculty sponsor’s PSY 393 or 395 section.
How can I enroll in PSY 399?

How can I enroll in PSY 499?

PSY 499 is a controlled enrollment class. Contact Dr. Sung Hee Kim (shkim00@uky.edu) a couple of months before the semester when you want to take PSY 499. (NOTE: First check whether you have met the pre-requisites.)
 
How can I enroll in PSY 495/496?
  • Find a faculty sponsor.
  • Meet the following: Psychology GPA 3.60 or above; completion of PSY 215 and PSY 216; a grade of “B” or better in both PSY 215 and PSY 216.
Are all PSY 500-level courses capstone courses?
No. Make sure to check on your APEX for the capstone options and/or visit here.
 
Are all PSY 400-level courses advanced lecture/lab courses?
No. Make sure to check on your APEX for the advanced lecture/lab options and/or visit here.
 
What are the Psychology Departmental Honors Requirements?
3.6 major GPA or above and successful completion of PSY 495 and PSY 496.
 
I am waitlisted on a PSY course. Does it mean that I automatically get into the course?
No, unless there are openings in the course.
 
Where can I find the information on the Psychology Scholars Program?
Go here.
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