Advising

Whether you’re taking a course or two or you’re thinking about pursuing a major in Psychology or Neuroscience & Behavior, we are here to help advise and support your learning in any way we can. If you’re considering a major or concentration in Psychology or a major in Neuroscience & Behavior, please reach out to your program advisors (aka Directors of Undergraduate Studies, or DUS). We can help with choosing courses, planning how to fulfill requirements, evaluating transfer credit requests, finding research opportunities, and otherwise supporting your learning in the Psychology department. (Please just note that we can only help with any questions related to the Psychology department. For questions related to other graduation requirements (aside from major requirements) or pre-health requirements, please contact your academic advisors in GS and CC/SEAS). 

We also publish a weekly newsletter [link to archive page] with information about upcoming events and opportunities in the department. Your program advisors also sometimes send messages regarding the majors and events/opportunities in the department, including our social teas, which are informal gatherings with program advisors and peer advisors that we host each month. Please sign up for the mailing lists for the Psychology or Neuroscience & Behavior major so that you can receive these messages -- and join us at these events!

Program Advisors (Directors of Undergraduate Studies)

To best facilitate communication with your advisors, we ask that you contact advisors based on the first letter of your last name. It is often helpful to bring a completed Psychology Major or Concentration checklist to every meeting with your advisor.  

Choose an advisor based on your last name. 

Join the mailing list for Psychology Majors.

To best facilitate communication with your advisors, we ask that you contact advisors based on the first letter of your last name. It is often helpful to bring a completed Neuroscience and Behavior checklist to every meeting with your advisor.  

The Neuroscience & Behavior major is a bit unusual in that it is shared between two departments: Psychology and Biological Sciences. For questions related to the Psychology side of the Neuroscience & Behavior major, please contact:

For questions regarding the Biology side of the Neuroscience & Behavior major, please reach out to your DUSes in Biological Sciences, listed here.

Join the mailing list for Neuroscience Majors.

Other Advising

 For any questions or concerns related to courses, teaching, and teaching assistants in the department, you can reach out to Prof. Caroline Marvin.

  • Students who are interested in pursuing advanced coursework and possible careers in clinical psychology should contact our pre-clinical advisor, Prof. E'mett McCaskill. A practicing psychologist and faculty member, Prof. McCaskill hosts several events for students interested in clinical psychology, e.g., on how to apply to PhD or PsyD programs, career opportunities in clinical psychology, and how to get involved in research. Please join our preclinical advising email list to find out more.

Peer Advisors are students who are majoring in Psychology or in Neuroscience and Behavior and who have volunteered their time and energy to the creation and implementation of a Psychology Peer Advising Network. The charge for Peer Advisors is to provide a resource of accurate information for students while also devising new and more effective ways to facilitate contact between majors and faculty advisors.

Peer Advisors are well informed of the department's requirements and policies, they are comfortable working with both faculty and students, and they are interested in overseeing new programs and events to better inform majors of opportunities within the Department of Psychology.

If you are interested in applying to be a Peer Advisor, please click here for more information and an application form.

The Undergraduate Curriculum Assistant (UCA) is available if you need any assistance with the administrative aspects of your degree. The UCA can address questions concerning transfer credits, science requirement fulfillment, major/concentration requirements, and other administrative matters.