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Psychology Advisement FAQ

Departmental Advisement FAQ

Scheduling an Appointment

You may make an advising appointment via loboachieve.unm.edu or by calling the Arts & Sciences Advisement Center at 505-277-4621. Appointments are made by last name:

  • Jennifer Serrano: A-G
  • Trajuan Briggs:  H-O
  • Azure Leyba:  P-Z

For help with scheduling in LoboAchieve visit here.

Holds

Current students may check their Registration Hold(s) on LoboWeb:

  • Log-in to my.unm.edu using your UNM Net ID and Password
  • Select the Student Life Tab
  • Click on LoboWeb
  • Click on Registration & Records
  • Registration (Add/Drop), Course search, Check for Holds
  • Registration portal
  • Check My Registration Status
  • Choose term

Admissions Hold: Contact Admissions at 277-8900

Bursar Hold: Contact Bursar at 277-5363

New Student Learning Workshop Hold: Contact the Arts & Sciences Advisement Center at 277-4621 to reserve a spot in one of the workshops held daily (check your email for days/times available).

Graduation Planning Workshop Hold: Contact the Arts & Sciences Advisement Center at 277-4621 to reserve a spot in one of the workshops held daily (check your email for days/times available).

New to A&S Hold: Contact the Arts & Sciences Advisement Center at 277-4621 to set up appointment.  Orientation Holds through the Dean of Students, call 277-3361.

Registration Errors and Restricted Sections

If you receive a “Program restriction” error, this means that you are trying to register for a MOPS (Managed Online Programs) course. These courses are restricted to students who are admitted to the MOPS program. You cannot get an override into these courses.

Degree Planning

BA - Bachelor of Arts; BS - Bachelor of Science. The difference between the two degrees is basically the number of science and math credits that you have earned vs. the amount of other classes. To earn a BS Degree, you must have a majority of coursework in a science field. Thus a minor in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics or Anthropology (Biological Anthropology or Human Evolutionary Ecology) with a major in psychology constitutes a BS.

BA: 36 credit hours in psychology. 18 of these hours MUST be taken at UNM.

BS: 35 credit hours in psychology, student must take a 300/400 level psychology lab. 18 of these hours MUST be taken at UNM.

See major checklist for specific courses.

Most employers will not distinguish between a BA and BS if a degree is required. If a student is strong in the math and science areas, then the B.S. is the appropriate choice. However, if a student is not strong in math and science courses, then the B.A. degree is most probably the better choice.

Other Information

A Bachelor’s degree in psychology qualifies a person to assist psychologists and other professionals in community mental health centers, vocational rehabilitation offices, and correctional programs; to work as a research or administrative assistants; and to take jobs as trainees in government of business. However without additional academic training their advancement opportunities in psychology are severely limited.

Students frequently ask, "What can I do with a major in psychology?" Regardless of the major, the answer is more or less the same: there are a variety of directions a person can head with a four-year college degree. This is particularly true of liberal arts graduates.

The following are our former PSY 100-200 level courses, now 1000-2000 level PSYC courses:

  • PSY 105/PSYC 1110          Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 200/PSYC 2510          Statistical Principles     
  • PSY 220/PSYC 2120          Developmental Psychology        
  • PSY 240/PSYC 2250          Brain & Behavior             
  • PSY 260/PSYC 2270          Learning & Memory       
  • PSY 265/PSYC 2220          Cognitive Psychology     
  • PSY 271/PSYC 2110          Social Psychology           
  • PSY 280/PSYC 2320          Health Psychology           

All student inquiries should be directed to asadvise@unm.edu or (505) 277-4621