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The CAS Major Fair has been rescheduled to:  February 19, 2019 - 5:00-8:00 p.m.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers funding to encourage students to engage in independent inquiry, artistic creation, and scholarship under faculty supervision. These grants are intended to enhance opportunities for undergraduate research in the college. Travel, research supplies, and other valid expenses may be reimbursed up to the limit of an individual grant. Grants will normally fall into a range from $100 to $1,500, and, if possible, should be combined with funding from other sources (i.e., from faculty advisors, department chairs, center directors, etc). Research should be completed within one year of receipt of the award. The grant recipient will then submit a brief report on the results of the project to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs. Previous recipients of the grant will not be considered for additional funds to the limited nature of this grant.  

These grants are designed to increase undergraduate research and creative inquiry in our college.  Students in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are encouraged to apply. Unfortunately, since award support is limited, students who have received grant support from CAS in prior competitions are ineligible for subsequent awards. Grant applications require a faculty advisor's support and endorsement, so an early step should be a discussion with a faculty member with whom you might wish to work. 

The deadline for a Summer/Fall 2019 grant proposal is Monday, April 1, 2019.

Please click this link to read more about this program and access the online application for the CAS Undergraduate Research Grants.  

During this process, declared Psychology majors will have the opportunity to pre-register for PSYC 201&202 and rank their preferences for all 300-level PSYC seminars being offered this semester. PSYC 201, 202 & all 300-level seminars (with the exception of PSYC 382 Endocrinology of Behavior) require department approval before registering online.

Pre-Registration Guidelines for 201/202

Students are required to complete the pre-registration survey administered by the Psychology Department to pre-register and receive department approval for PSYC 201 & 202.

**Important note for students graduating No Later Than May 2020 and who still need to complete Psyc 210.

 Psyc 210 will be offered for the LAST TIME in Spring 2020. Please plan accordingly.

300-Level Seminar Lottery Guidelines

Placement into 300-level psychology seminars is based on a lottery system. This process is designed to accommodate student preferences, promote fairness in course placement, and to ensure that majors are able to fulfill their program requirements in a timely manner. Completing the pre-registration survey enters you into the lottery process. (This survey replaces the forms that would previously have been filled out in person in the Psychology office.) Students who do not elect to take part in this process will need to select from among the courses with remaining seats after the lottery is completed.

It is important to note that because placement into 300-level courses is based on a lottery process, the order in which the pre-registration survey is completed has NO bearing on the courses you get approval for. The survey may be completed at any time during the pre-registration window. Majors are strongly encouraged to think carefully about their selections and meet with their advisors before they submit this survey.

Basic Guidelines for the Lottery:

  • Students will be divided into groups according to their class status: Class status is determined by adding the earned (CUM) hours + the hours in progress (IP).
    • Second semester seniors: 97+ credits
    • First semester seniors:  82-96 credits
    • Second semester juniors: 67-81 credits
    • First semester juniors: 52-66 credits
    • Sophomores:  22-51 credits
  • There will be a lottery for each group. This is done so that all majors have a fair chance to receive department approval for at least one of the course(s) requested. Please Note: Being first to complete the pre-registration process has no bearing on what order approvals are assigned. A random number will be picked and used to determine the order in which preferences will be assigned.
  • After the number has been selected, course approval will be assigned as follows:
    • First Round…
      • 2nd semester seniors will be placed in one of their top seminar choices.
      • 1st semester seniors will be placed in one of their top seminar choices.
      • Graduating seniors will be placed in a second seminar if they need it to complete their major.
      • 2nd semester juniors will be placed in one of their top seminar choices.
      • 1st semester juniors will be placed in one of their top seminar choices.
      • Sophomores will be placed in one of their top seminar choices.
    • Second round…
      • 2nd semester seniors will be placed in a second seminar.
      • 1st semester seniors will be placed in a second seminar.
      • 2nd semester juniors will be placed in a second seminar.
      • 1st semester juniors will be placed in a second seminar.
  • Once the process is complete, an e-mail will be sent to all students who have participated in pre-registration. This email will indicate which courses they have been given permission to register for during the online registration period.

Things you can do to prepare for pre-registration:

  • Run a degree audit and make sure that it includes any course(s) that may have been taken at another institution.
  • Review course descriptions, paying close attention to what prerequisites may be needed and what concentrations are fulfilled before choosing your course preference(s).
  • Make an appointment with your advisor to discuss any questions you may have.  Please Note:  All majors must meet with their advisor before Banner online registration to review course selection and receive their PIN.  Majors are strongly encouraged to talk to their advisors before they make pre-registration selections.



The 34th Annual LVAIC Undergraduate Psychology Conference and 10th Annual Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Undegraduate Research Conference will be held concurrently on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Mulenberg College.   For more information, click here.

Info Session:  Grad School in Psychology

Do you have questions about graduate school in psychology? 

Psychology Honors Program Senior Thesis Presentations will be Monday, May 6, 2019.


The Psychology Department faculty, staff and graduate students are located on the ground and first floors of Chandler-Ullmann.  The main office is in room 122.  

Nick Ungson

Ph.D. candidate Nick Ungson will defend his doctoral dissertation on July 17, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in STEPS 290.


Iiona Scully

Ph.D. candidate Iiona Scully will defend her doctoral dissertation on July 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in STEPS 280.