Advising

Advising

Advising Within Psychology

There are many opportunities for undergraduate psychology majors to receive advising and help with experiential learning as well as career and graduate school preparation. For advising questions, please reach out by emailing psyugadvisors@uoregon.edu. An advisor will get back to you as soon as possible. When emailing psychology advising, use your UO email account and include your ID number with your question.

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 email 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 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 support student and provide help in many ways, 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. Peer advisors can be contacted by calling 541-346-4936 or emailing psypeers@uoregon.edu. Peer advisors are not available during finals week, term breaks, and summer session.

Advisor Contact Info At-a-Glance

Peer Advising Drop-in Zoom Meeting Times
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10am-4pm10am-3pm10am-4pm10am-4pm10am-4pm

The email address for Psychology's faculty and grad advisors is psyugadvisors@uoregon.edu. Links to their advising hours are listed below:

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 email psypeers@uoregon.edu 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.

Please note: Change of major forms take approximately 3 weeks to process. Students wishing to declare psychology as a major should meet with a psychology advisor to make an appropriate academic plan for upcoming terms.

Add Psychology Minor

Students interested in adding psychology as a minor, or dropping the major/minor, should email psypeers@uoregon.edu 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 Arnita Albertson

Please note: Change of minor forms take approximately 3 weeks to process. Students wishing to declare psychology as a minor should meet with a psychology advisor to make an appropriate academic plan for upcoming terms.

Advising across campus

Office of Academic Advising provides wrap-around advising services for exploring students and students with complicated cases, certain kinds of petitions, or who need more holistic support across multiple units.

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 in their area of research and expertise.