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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 most days from about 10:00 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

Advisor Type of Advising Fall Term Office Hours Office
Jagdeep Kaur-Bala
General Advising & Transfer Courses  Mondays 1:00-2:30 & Tuesdays 12:00-1:30
225 Straub
Jordan Pennefather General Advising  Thursdays 12:00-2:00
230 Straub
Ellen Huang General Advising & Res Writing Tutoring Program
Tuesdays 9:00-11:00 & Thursdays 11:00-1:00
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 Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 & Fridays 11:00-1:00
230 Straub



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 three to four 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 three to four 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 first week of the registration period of each term.  For winter 2020 registration, this policy will be in effect November 15, 2019 through November 27, 2019.