Advising

Advising Within Psychology

There are many opportunities for undergraduate psychology majors and minors to receive advising and help with experiential learning as well as career and graduate school preparation. For advising questions, please email 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 tailor your class schedule to your needs. We can help you with planning all of your 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.

Psychology's peer advisors are available daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm (Tuesday hours are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm)[1]. They support students and provide help with schedule planning, course selection, to how to sign up for a practicum, and advice on the GRE and getting into graduate school and internships. The main peer advising office is located in 229 Straub. Peer advisors can also be contacted by calling 541-346-4936 or emailing psypeers@uoregon.edu.

Peer Advising Remote Drop-in Advising Times (via Zoom)
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10am-4pm10am-3pm10am-4pm10am-4pm10am-4pm

[1] Peer advisors are not available during finals week, term breaks, and summer session.

Advisor Contact Info At-a-Glance

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

This term, all psychology advisors are available for in-person advising by appointment only. To set up an appointment with a graduate or faculty advisor, please email your queries with your UO ID# to psyugadvisors@uoregon.edu. Also include some days and times that work for you (e.g. Tuesday/Thursday afternoons).

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 Jeff Davis.

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.