Welcome to our Psychology Advising page! This page will provide you information about the Psychology Department’s approach to both career advising and course registration advising.

What is Advising?

Career advising is when you discuss your career options and post-graduate plans with a faculty member. In these appointments, you can talk about where you want to go after graduation and explore opportunities available to you during your undergraduate education to help you move toward those goals.

Course registration advising is when faculty are available to provide registration advice, answer questions, and complete forms to remove your registration pin. This advising takes place through on-call clinics designed to give registration advice to junior and senior students as well as sophomore students who do not schedule an appointment with Dr. Beck. You should come prepared with a list of courses you would like to take in the following semester. We encourage you to use the “Plans” feature on your DegreeWorks to outline your plan. Additionally, two advising checklists are available on the Resources for Undergrads page.

If you have additional questions on the Resources for Undergrads page, please email lnbeck@ua.edu.

Who is my Advisor?

Below you will find information concerning both career and course registration advising that is specific for your particular year in school:

First-year (formerly known as “freshmen”) Students: You attend advising with the A&S advising staff. See https://as.ua.edu/student-services/current-students/ for more information.

Sophomore/Transfer Students: You work with Dr. Lisa Beck in the Psychology Department on both career and course registration advising. You can book an appointment with her here. If you have questions not answered or need something other than an appointment, email her at: lnbeck@ua.edu.

Junior/Senior Students: You will be assigned a faculty advisor for your junior and senior years as a Psychology major. If you have 60+ overall hours earned and do not have an assigned advisor in DegreeWorks, complete this simple request form. You can reach out to your assigned faculty member for career advising. Most of you will have your registration pin cleared through the course registration clinics, which you should attend prepared with the list of courses you plan to take in the upcoming semester.

Virtual Course Registration Clinics

Starting Monday, October 19, and continuing through November 12, sophomore, junior, and senior psychology majors can attend course registration advising over Zoom. The virtual rooms are organized by class standing (sophomore and junior/senior) and last name (A–K, L–Z). You should arrive with a list of courses you are interested in taking during the spring 2021 semester.

Note: Junior/senior and sophomore students have different clinic schedules. Please see the calendars below.

Find out when you can register based on earned hours.

Schedules

Sophomore Schedule

Mondays & Wednesdays: 2:30–4:00pm
Thursdays: 11:00am–12:30pm

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Mon., Oct. 19 Mon., Oct. 26 Mon., Nov. 2 Mon., Nov. 9
Weds., Oct. 21 Weds., Oct. 28 Weds., Nov. 4 Weds., Nov. 11
Thurs., Oct. 22 Thurs., Oct.29 Thurs., Nov. 5 Thurs., Nov. 12

Junior and Senior Schedule

All sessions are 11:00am–1:45pm

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Mon., Oct. 19 Mon., Oct. 26 Mon., Nov. 2 Mon., Nov. 9
Tues., Oct. 20 Tues., Oct. 27 Tues. Nov. 3 Tues., Nov. 10
Weds., Oct. 21 Weds., Oct. 28 Weds., Nov. 4 Weds., Nov. 11
Thurs., Oct. 22 Thurs., Oct.29 Thurs., Nov. 5 Thurs., Nov. 12