Advising

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

Course registration advising is where you get your pin cleared to register for your next semester of courses. Psychology holds two drop-in clinics for 4 weeks during every Fall and Spring for this purpose, one for sophomores and another for juniors & seniors.

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

Sophomores: Attend the sophomore registration clinic, and we encourage sophomore psychology majors to meet with Dr. Beck or Dr. Faught once during your sophomore year (either in the Fall or Spring) to work on creating a more comprehensive plan for your curriculum.

Junior & Seniors: Attend the junior/senior registration clinic. You should already have a comprehensive plan developed for future semesters at this point.

Requirements for Course Registration Advising:

  • You must come prepared with a list of courses you would like to take in the following semester.
  • You must use the “Plans” feature on your DegreeWorks to outline your multi-semester plan.
  • If you have questions, consult the Psychology Undergraduate page and the Psychology FAQs page. There are two advising checklists as well as the seminar descriptions (PY 391 & 491) available on the Resources for Undergrads

 

Virtual Course Registration Clinics

Starting Monday, October 17th, and continuing through Friday, November 11th, 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). You should arrive with a list of courses you are interested in taking during the 2023 Spring 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

ALL DROP-IN SESSIONS ARE 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Monday, October 17th Monday, October 24th Monday, October 31st Monday, November 7th
Tuesday, October 18th Tuesday, October 25th Tuesday, November 1st Tuesday, November 8th
Thursday October 20th Thursday, October 27th Thursday, November 3rd Thursday, November 10th
Friday, October 21st Friday, October 28th Friday, November 4th Friday, November 11th

Junior and Senior Schedule

ALL DROP-IN SESSIONS ARE 1:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Priority & 91+ Hours 61+ Hours 61+ Hours 61+ Hours
Monday, October 17th Monday, October 24th Monday, October 31st Monday, November 7th
Tuesday, October 18th Tuesday, October 25th Tuesday, November 1st Tuesday, November 8th
Wednesday, October 19th Wednesday, October 26th Wednesday, November 2nd Wednesday, November 9th
Thursday, October 20th Thursday, October 27th Thursday, November 3rd Thursday, November 10th

 

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. We recommend reaching out to schedule a meeting with a faculty member who has interests related to your own or who you have already begun to develop a working relationship with through courses, research, or service organizations.

 

Please note: students should NOT reach out to faculty members about course registration or curriculum questions (e.g., dropping/adding a course, changing major/minors, etc.).

These questions should be directed to: Dr. Lisa Beck, Dr. Gayle Faught, or Dr. Ted Tomeny.