Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University
Undergraduate

Psychology Student Milestone Checklist

Make the most out of your Psychology degree at Ohio State

 

Follow these guidelines for success!

 

Year 1 Goal: Participate!

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Begin Psychology coursework – Psych 1100, 2220, 2300, and Core Requirements.

 

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Get involved in Psychology Department, student organizations, and university events.

 

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Create a resume. ASC Career Services can help improve your resume.

 

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Check your progress with your advisor each semester and talk about how to get involved.

 

Year 2 Goal: Prepare!

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Continue Psychology coursework – focus on completing Psych 2220, 2300, and Core Requirements.

 

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Attend Psychology Career, Internship, and Graduate School Fair in autumn semester.

 

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Seek out internships to explore your career interests and earn Psych 3191 course credit.

 

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Pursue research opportunities and earn Psych 4998 course credit.

 

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Communicate with faculty if you are interested in completing a thesis (Psych 4999).

 

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Prepare for graduate school by reviewing the graduate school timeline and attending informational events.

 

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Get to know the faculty: go to office hours, talk to them before/after class and at department events.

 

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Check your progress with your advisor each semester and prepare for your future career.

 

Year 3 Goal: Promote!

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Finish all Psychology Core Requirements and start advanced Psychology courses.

 

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Network and promote yourself by letting others know your goals after graduation.

 

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Conduct informational interviews with professionals and start job shadowing experiences.

 

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Research graduate programs and prepare to take the GRE over the summer.

 

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Update your resume, create a cover letter, and practice your interviewing skills at ASC Career Services.

 

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Continue with research and internship opportunities.

 

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If pursuing a thesis to graduate with Research Distinction, take Psych 4999.01 in spring semester.

 

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Attend/present at the Psychology Undergraduate Research Colloquium.

 

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Plan your final year with your advisor.

 

Year 4 Goal: Pursue!

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Complete advanced and elective Psychology courses.

 

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Defend thesis project and present research at the Psychology Undergraduate Research Colloquium and the Denman Research Forum.

 

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Continue leadership and internship experiences.

 

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Meet with your psychology advisor to submit graduation application after you schedule your final semester of classes.