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Upcoming Events

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:00pm Fellowships 101 at Center for International and Professional Experience
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:30pm Education Studies Study Break
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 5:30pm Energy Studies Info Session
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 2:00pm CIPE Summer Fellowships Showcase
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 5:00pm Deadline to Apply for Double Credit in Single-credit Course

Tours of the Yale Library for Undergraduates

Join library aficionados for an hour-long walking tour of Sterling Memorial Library, led jointly by librarians and student employees. You’ll explore study spaces, learn how to find and check out books, and peek in at some of the Yale library’s treasures.

Students should bring their IDs, but backpacks and other gear are best left behind. The tour will begin in the nave of Sterling Memorial Library, near the guard’s desk at the High Street entrance, on the first floor of SML.

Tours run at various times between September 25 and October 9.  Register for a spot here.

Questions? Send an email to emily.horning@yale.edu or ask your Personal Librarian.

FAQs for Fall 2017

BIOL 101-104

CPSC 100 (CS 50)

How to Choose an Introductory English Course“ 

ENGL 114

Center for Teaching and Learning, Fall 2017

Read a Guide to CTL Academic Support Services:

  • Academic Strategies
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Science and Quantitative Reasoning
  • Writing

Additional information is available at the tutoring web page and the advising tutoring page.

FAQs and Major Information for First-year Students and Sophomores



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Psychology Web Page with Major Information Specifically for Freshmen and Sophomores

In March 2016, the Psychology Department debuted a web page with major information specifically for freshmen and sophomores.  Be sure to read the Psychology page for First-Years and Sophomores. It contains sections such as

  • FAQs
  • How would I decide whether to major in Psychology?
  • What should I take after Introduction to Psychology and when should I take each course?
  • What can I do with a Psychology major when I graduate?
  • I am trying to decide between majoring in Psychology and Cognitive Science. What are the differences?
  • Where can I find information about the Neuroscience Track within the Psychology Major?

If you have questions about the psychology major that are not covered by the above sections, first check the FAQ section. If your questions are still not covered there, contact DUS of Psychology, woo-kyoung.ahn@yale.edu.

What Influences International STEM Students’ Decisions? 

British Council survey of 1,348 international undergraduate and graduate students studying in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States asked about factors affecting their decision making in choosing a country and course of study. The report found that undergraduates tend to choose U.S. universities with the goal of increasing their career prospects globally. Graduate students are drawn by perceptions of rigorous education and high-quality research, and affordability.

“The U.S. perhaps has the most well-rounded value proposition to international STEM students: it is a country where students perceive they can engage in high-quality education and gain skills and research experience to apply to work either there or in their home countries; post-study work experience in the U.S. has expanded and STEM students can now spend 29 months working – though there remains debate about the future sustainability of this policy,” the survey report states.

The survey found that while significant numbers of international students hope to stay in their destination countries to work after graduation, a comparatively small proportion (15 percent) hope to migrate permanently.

Inside Higher Ed Quick Take.

Goals for All Yale College Majors

The Yale College Dean’s Office launched the “Intensive Majors Project” with, as its top priority, the goal of helping to advise students about their courses of study.  Other goals centered on the faculty, the departments, and Yale’s national accreditation requirements.

It is expected that roughly fifteen majors will conduct self-reviews each year, allowing all majors to undergo review in a four- to five-year cycle, at which point — because major requirements and goals change over time — the self-reviews will begin anew.

You can now read the goals for each Yale College major, as approved by undergraduate departments and programs. 

Sophomores on Sophomore Year

“Sophomore year, and especially the summer after that, should be a time to explore different fields.”

“Look ahead to junior and senior years because there are some provisions like studying abroad and class load in senior year that should be taken into account.”

“You can still join extracurricular groups in sophomore year. It’s a great time to try something new.”

“It’s OK if you don’t have your entire life planned by now. Most will change their minds anyway.”

“The best advice I can give about ‘sophomore slump’ is just to stick it out. Don’t drop anything you’ve previously liked just because you’re feeling down. Chances are, when your situation improves, you’ll appreciate it even more. Be careful about making major decisions (changing a major, quitting an activity, etc.) when you know you’re not really at your best.”

“Don’t be afraid to have fun! People get stressed out, but you should have a few nights when you just stay up watching movies with your friends. Make sure that you leave time for yourself in addition to all of your commitments. Also, sleep is good.”