Courses – Spring 2020


We are offering a number of undergraduate courses in Psychology and Neuroscience for Spring 2020; check out our Spring 2020 Course Offerings [PDF].

Registration Restriction Periods: A majority of seats in all 200-level, 300-level, 400-level and above courses will be restricted to PSYC and NSCI majors only during the first two weeks of enrollment, between November 4, 2019 and November 18, 2019. These restrictions will be removed the morning of November 19, 2019 and will be reinstated the week before classes start on January 2, 2020. These restrictions will be removed again on January 14, 2020. Cognitive Science and Neuroscience minors will continue to have unrestricted access to PSYC courses related to their minor during all 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. Some students also find Coursicle to be a useful app for alerts regarding open seats.
  • Join the waitlist! Registration for waitlists ends December 10, 2019, but waitlists are in place until January 14, 2020.
  • 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].

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, register for the exam online. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Viji Sathy.

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.