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.

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 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 Tuesday, March 16, and continuing through April 8, 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 for sophomores (A–K, L–Z). You should arrive with a list of courses you are interested in taking during the fall 2021 semester (and summer 2021 if you intend to take summer courses).

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.

Sophomore Advising

Last Names A–K

Sophomore Advising

Last Names L–Z

Junior/Senior Advising

All Junior/Senior 

Schedules

Sophomore Schedule

Mondays: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
N/A Mon., March 22 Mon., March 29 Mon., April 5
Tues., March 16 Tues., March 23 Tues., March 30 Tues., April 6
Thurs., March 18 Thurs., March 25 Thurs., April 1 Thurs., April 8

Junior and Senior Schedule

All sessions are 11:00am–1:45pm

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
N/A Mon., March 22 Mon., March 29 Mon., April 5
Tues., March 16 Tues., March 23 Tues. March 30 Tues., April 6
Weds., March 17 Weds., March 24 Weds., March 31 Weds., April 7
Thurs., March 18 Thurs., March 25 Thurs., April 1 Thurs., April 8