Student Advising for Psychology Majors
All psychology majors are required to have a faculty member who serves as their academic advisor. Incoming first-year Psychology Majors will automatically have a faculty advisor assigned to them. If you declare your major later, or are in need of a faculty advisor in psychology, you must contact the Undergraduate Psychology Office (Room 142-A Kent Hall, email@example.com, 330-672-2912) in order to be assigned an advisor. When you contact the Undergraduate Academic Advisor & Internship Coordinator, make sure that you give them information regarding your interests in the field of psychology, what you hope to do with your degree, and any faculty members with whom you'd most like to work. All full-time, tenure track faculty in Psychology serve as advisors to undergraduate students, but sometimes specific faculty members will not be available due to sabbatical, etc. Your advisor can help to explain the major requirements. More importantly, this person acts as your mentor, providing information about how to get the most from the opportunities in our undergraduate psychology program. He or she can also help you explore career options and advise you regarding the requirements and application process for graduate study in psychology. It is very important for students interested in graduate study in psychology or related fields to consult with their faculty advisor early in their career.
To schedule an appointment with Laura Hilliker, click on the icon below and follow the instructions. To meet with Laura for 5-10 minutes WITHOUT an appointment, stop by her office from 1-3 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for Quick Questions Advising.
Student Advising for Psychology Minors
All psychology minors must meet with the Undergraduate Psychology Coordinator, Dr. Joel Hughes. You can contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 330-672-7721. Dr. Hughes will serve as your advisor and mentor. He can help guide you in respect to class choices and career possibilities.
You are also welcome to visit the Undergraduate Psychology Office, located in 142A Kent Hall, or to contact the Undergraduate Academic Advisor & Internship Coordinator via phone at 330-672-2912 or e-mail at email@example.com. The Undergraduate Psychology Office has many handouts and books about the field of psychology and career options, as well as resources to help with applying to graduate school. The staff can answer questions about course offerings in psychology, help you choose a faculty advisor, and help students identify where they need to go for information. The office also has information about undergraduate research assistant opportunities and group advising sessions for psychology majors or minors.
Request for Information about Transfer or Transient Credits
Requests for evaluation of psychology transfer credits or transient course work (courses taken by KSU students at other colleges) should be directed to the Psychology Undergraduate Coordinator, Joel Hughes (330-672-7721; firstname.lastname@example.org).
The department also sponsors group advising sessions twice a year. The Advising 101 session is intended for Freshman and newly declared majors, deals with career goals, course choices for those who are unsure about career goals, and the Psychology major requirements. The Advising 201 session is intended for sophomore, junior, and senior psychology majors and will provide information about career planning, including varieties of graduate school and how to prepare. Both sessions will be offered in both the fall and the spring. Dates for these sessions will be announced via the department e-mail listserv and flyers around the building. If you are not a member of the department e-mail listserv please contact the Undergraduate Psychology Office manager to be added to the recipient list ( email@example.com or 330-672-2912).
The Undergraduate Psychology Office
You are also welcome to visit the Undergraduate Psychology Office, located in 142A Kent Hall. The Undergraduate Psychology Office has many handouts and books about the field of psychology and career options, as well as resources to help with applying to graduate school. The staff can answer questions about course offerings in psychology, help to assign you to a faculty advisor, and help students identify where they need to go for information. The office also has information about undergraduate research assistant opportunities and group advising sessions for psychology majors. In addition, the psychology office can help students to look into volunteer opportunities in the community related to the field of psychology, as well as internship opportunities in the field. Finally, the office has a bookshelf with copies of textbooks for many of the courses offered in the department. You can use these texts within the office whenever it is open.
For more information you can stop by the office in person or contact the Undergraduate Academic Advisor & Internship Coordinator by phone (330-672-2912) or e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org). The Fall 2012 office hours are:
Wednesdays: 9am-1pm and 3pm-4pm