Advising

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.

When you attend Course Registration Advising, 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 about advising or our 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 the A&S Current Students page 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 can 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, March 21st, and continuing through Thursday, April 14th, 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 2022 Summer and Fall semesters.

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  2:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Monday, March 21st Monday, March 28th Monday, April 4th Monday, April 11th
Tuesday, March 22nd Tuesday, March 29th Tuesday, April 5th Tuesday, April 12th
Wednesday, March 23rd Wednesday, March 30th Wednesday, April 6th Wednesday, April 13th
Thursday, March 24th Thursday, March 31th Thursday, April 7th Thursday, April 14th

Junior and Senior Schedule

ALL DROP-IN SESSIONS ARE 11 AM – 1:45 PM 

Priority & 91+ Hours 61+ Hours 61+ Hours 61+ Hours
Monday, March 21st Monday, March 28th Monday, April 4th Monday, April 11th
Tuesday, March 22nd Tuesday, March 29th Tuesday, April 5th Tuesday, April 12th
Wednesday, March 23rd Wednesday, March 30th Wednesday, April 6th Wednesday, April 13th
Thursday, March 24th Thursday, March 31th Thursday, April 7th Thursday, April 14th