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Advising

Tykeson College and Career Advising is the academic and career advising destination for all students who:

  • Have not yet declared a major, referred to as exploring students
  • Are declared majors and minors in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Are considering another major or exploring other majors
  • Want to explore career options and opportunities

Students with declared majors and minors in the College of Arts and Sciences should also continue to seek advice from faculty when they are looking for specific information about their chosen major or detailed information about their major department and its curricular and co-curricular offerings.

Advising Within Psychology

There are many opportunities for undergraduate psychology majors to receive advising. All advising is done on a drop-in basis, so no appointment is needed to see an advisor.  When emailing psychology advising, use your UO email account and include your ID number with your question.  Drop-in office hours are for weeks 1-10 only and by appointment only during finals week.

All of our advisors are trained to help you to tailor your class schedule to your needs.  We can help you with planning all of your requirements — university and major requirements.  Please visit any one of us if you are confused, needing help, or just want to chat about your options for a successful experience at the University.  You are ultimately responsible for understanding your degree audit and finishing all requirements successfully.

During the academic year, Psychology’s peer advisors are available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Tuesday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The main peer advising office is located in 229 Straub.  They provide assistance for a variety of problems, from help with figuring out your schedule, to how to sign up for a practicum, to advice on the GRE and getting into graduate school. Peers can be contacted by calling 541-346-4936 or emailing psypeers@uoregon.eduThe peer advisors are not available during finals week, term breaks, and summer session.  Like Psychology’s Peer Advising on Facebook!

Advisor Contact Info At-a-Glance

The email address for Psychology’s advisors is psyugadvisors@uoregon.edu.

Advisor Type of Advising Winter Term Office Hours Office
Jagdeep Kaur-Bala
General Advising & Transfer Courses  Tuesdays 11:00-12:30; Thursdays 12:30-2:00
225 Straub
Jordan Pennefather General Advising  Mondays 12:00-2:00
230 Straub
Andrew Fridman
General Advising & Res Writing Tutoring Program
 Wednesdays 11:00-1:00; Fridays 10:00-12:00
230 Straub
Yoel Everett  General Advising & Practicum Coordinator Mondays 10:00-12:00; Wednesdays 3:00-5:00
230 Straub
Cianna Bedford-Petersen General Advising & Psy Stats Tutoring Program  Tuesdays 1:00-3:00; Thursdays 10:00-12:00
230 Straub
     

 

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Add Psychology Major

In order to add psychology as a major, students must attend an advising workshop.  Students interested in declaring psychology as a major should stop by the peer advising office (229 STB) to sign up for a new major orientation workshop.  During these workshops, advisors will help students become familiar with the psychology curriculum, develop academic plans keeping graduation timelines in mind, become aware of resources in the department, and succeed as a psychology major.

In addition, students will fill out forms to declare/add psychology as a major.  Once your form is processed by our department, it will take approximately three weeks for the registrar’s office to process the request and update student information in DuckWeb.

Add Psychology Minor

Students interested in adding psychology as a minor, or dropping the major/minor, should meet with one of our advisors to make an academic plan and fill out a request form.  Once your form is processed by our department, it will take approximately three weeks for the registrar’s office to process the request and update student information in DuckWeb.

When DuckWeb shows psychology as your major or minor, you should be able to register for restricted courses if you have the prerequisites.  If you have any questions regarding changing your major or minor to psychology or have problems registering for psychology courses, email Cindy Salmon.

Change of major/minor forms will not be processed during the initial registration period of each term.