Courses – Spring 2017


We are offering a number of undergraduate courses in Psychology and Neuroscience for Spring 2017; check out our Spring 2017 Course Offerings [PDF].

Registration Restriction Periods: During the first two weeks of enrollment, November 1 – 14, 2016, all undergraduate courses numbered 400 and above will have approximately 10% of seats available per section to non-majors. These restrictions will be removed on November 15 and will be reinstated January 2 – 12, 2017. These restrictions will be removed again on January 13, 2017. Cognitive Science and Neuroscience minors will have unrestricted access to PSYC courses pertaining to their minor during these registration restriction periods.

We work hard to meet the student demand for our courses. If you are having trouble registering for a course:

  • Monitor ConnectCarolina frequently during open-enrollment.
  • Join the waitlist! Registration for waitlists ends December 13, 2016, but waitlists are in place until January 19, 2017.
  • Remember: only two upper-level courses are required for majors and seniors have priority.
  • Consider registering for Summer School! We offer many upper-level courses during the summer sessions.
  • Please do not contact instructors to register for a course. Our department policy states that courses are first-come, first-serve basis.
  • If you are a senior and are planning to graduate in May, and you are unable to register for your courses, please contact our Student Services Manager at (919) 843-0174.

Read more about our Department’s Enrollment Policy [PDF].

Courses and Example Syllabi


All departmental courses with course descriptions are listed in the current Undergraduate Bulletin. Below are some of the undergraduate courses we offer, with example syllabi in PDFs.

PSYC 210


An alternative way to receive credit for PSYC 210 is the PSYC 210 Placement Exam. Students must meet the following prerequisites to qualify for the exam:

  • Background in basic statistics, as indicated by credit on a college transcript
    • May include ECON 400, STOR 151, 155, or SOCI 252
    • May be transfer credit, by exam, or regular course credit
  • PSYC 101 completion
    • PSYC 101 is a prerequisited for PSYC 210 and must be earned prior to the exam
    • May be transfer credit, by exam, or regular course credit

Please note that students with credit for PSYC 215 may not take the PSYC 210 Placement Exam. This exam may only be taken once. If eligible, please contact Dr. Patrick Harrison to register for the exam.