During the first two years at SSU, most students take lower-division major requirements and lower-division GE courses. Faculty advisors can answer questions about the major, provide information about specific courses, and provide information about graduate study in psychology. Students are encouraged to come in for advising before they register for classes, but should note that the two weeks leading up to registration tend to be very busy during office hours. It is better to plan farther in advance. Students should meet with an advisor no later than the second semester of their sophomore year, or if a transfer student, during their first semester at SSU. Students are alphabetically assigned to an advisor. You can find your assigned advisor by logging into your MySSU account and checking the boxes on the right side of your Student Center page. If you still do not see your advisor's name listed there, please email email@example.com.
What are the Psychology Major Requirements?
Please view this video on understand the major requirements.
Preparing for Major Advising
Please view this video on preparing to meet with a Psychology Advisor. While there is more detail in the video that you should know in advance of your meeting, the key ideas are that you will want to be prepared by:
- having looked over your ARR
- noting any specific questions.
You can also visit the School of Social Sciences Advising Resources page for additional advising videos.
Group advising sessions are typically offered in advance of registration and graduation application deadlines. These sessions are effective for both general information and specific questions. All students are encouraged to attend at least one group advising session.
Students can also meet with the GE Advisor assigned to the School of Social Sciences for:
- Review of the ARR (Academic Requirements Report)
- Quick advising questions and referrals
See the Advising Center website for hours and information.
Advisor Office Hours
Upper Division Psychology Majors
Psychology Major Advising
|Student’s Last Name||Advisor|
Upper Division GE and Grad Check Advising only
Lower Division Psychology Majors
Ryan Walsh- Advising Center
Students Interested in Declaring the Psychology Major
Elisa Velasquez, Department Chair
|Cem Burnhamfirstname.lastname@example.org||Available By Appointment Only|
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Email for appointmentWed:
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Email for appointment
|Matthew Paolucci Callahanemail@example.com|
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Wed:
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.Thu:
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Available By Appointment Only