What are Independent studies ? Get one-on-one instruction from a faculty member, develop research skills, illustrate your motivation, initiative-taking, explore an area of interest. Whether you are planning on graduate school or immediate employment, this is a worthwhile use of your college time. A good basic description here and an outline of my expectations for them, here.
What should I register for? Fulfil your general education requirements early. Then work through the requirements for your major/minor. Take statistics and research methods AS EARLY as you can. I can help you pick between options based on your specific career goals. GREAT PSYCH LINKS on: Careers Grad School
BOOKS YOU CAN BORROW (from me) with great info. Come by my office (Reed Lodge 222):