Psychological and Brain Sciences Transfer/Abroad Course Approval Guidelines

Please read the following guidelines prior to contacting the department chair regarding your request for course approval. When submitting a request, please specify whether you are seeking approval for psychological science major/minor credit or general Colgate course credit.

  1. No more than one transfer course or Colgate study group course can count toward your major/minor in psychological science.
  2. Your request for course approval must be accompanied by a complete syllabus for the relevant course. Course titles and descriptions are not sufficient because they don't provide information on the actual topics covered, readings, and methods of evaluation. Do not submit requests without an attached syllabus. For 300-level courses, we expect that the majority of the readings will come from empirical journal articles.
  3. If possible, secure approval for courses prior to your study abroad departure. However, if you cannot select courses until you arrive at the host university, send requests and syllabi via email to the department chair. Keep in mind that it is not always possible to take suitable psychological science courses while abroad, so it is up to you to make sure that you are on track to complete the major/minor if study abroad courses are not approved.