Undergraduate Advising

Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office

As part of the CLAS Academic Services Center, our mission is to promote academic responsibility, independent thinking, and confidence among psychological sciences students at the Storrs campus. Our staff, faculty, and student advisors can support you with accurate and individualized advising so that you can make informed decisions about your academic career. We can also connect you with opportunities to get involved and develop professionally so that you can learn, grow, and thrive during your time at UConn.

Meet Your Advisors

Staff Advisors

All psychological sciences majors are assigned to a staff advisor from the Undergraduate Advising Office.
 

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Faculty Advisors

Students with specific career or academic goals who would like a faculty advisor may request one at any time by filling out the Faculty Advisor Request Form. Honors students should request a faculty advisor within their first year of study.
 

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Peer Advisors

We also offer peer mentors that can help students navigate degree requirements, explore courses, and discuss personal experiences as a psychological sciences major.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my responsibilities as an advisee?

While advisors are here to help and support students, it is ultimately up to the students to ensure that all requirements are met. Remember that you are responsible for:

  • Contacting your advisor for help or assistance. This can be done via phone, email, drop-in hours, or by making an appointment.
  • Keeping track of and satisfying all University, CLAS, and major requirements using the Advisement Report in Student Admin.

Who is my advisor?

All psychological sciences majors are assigned to a staff advisor. Find step-by-step instructions on how to view your advisor in Student Administration.

What can a staff advisor help me with?

  • The psychological sciences degree and track that's best for you
  • The progress of satisfying all major requirements
  • Course planning
  • Potential double majors or minors (however, specific info for that other major/minor will come from that department).
  • Exploring the major and types of careers (mentoring for academic and career goals)
  • Internships and research
  • Post-graduation plans, including graduate schools and next steps
  • Signing off on any department forms (ex: double major/dual degree, independent study, late add, withdrawal, etc.)
  • Ways to be successful in psychological sciences, especially if you are on academic probation
  • Referrals to other resources on campus

What can a faculty advisor help me with?

  • Discussing getting involved in research on campus.
  • Exploring careers in the psychological sciences, particularly those inside their specific disciplines.
  • Finding relevant internships
  • Discussing post-graduation plans, including graduate school
  • Potentially being a source for a letter of recommendation

What can a peer advisor help me with?

  • Reviewing the psychological sciences major requirements
  • Reviewing the General Education requirements
  • Exploring psychological sciences as a major
  • Reviewing the Advisement Report and Audit Worksheet
  • Exploring courses – both gen ed and major
  • Discussing the different PSYC degrees and tracks
  • Discussing strategies for success in courses
  • Discussing ways to find and explore careers, internships, and research opportunities
  • Discussing personal experiences as a PSYC major

Make An Appointment

The Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office is operating on a hybrid work schedule, meaning some appointments will be conducted in person and others will be virtual. In-person appointments take place in the Bousfield Psychology Building, Room 100B, while virtual meetings will take place via Webex meeting rooms.
 

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Drop-In Advising

Students can meet with staff and peer advisors via drop-in advising sessions.

Monday through Thursday - In Person
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Bousfield Psychology Building, Room 100B

Friday - Virtual
2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Sign in for a virtual drop-in session


Note: If the Storrs campus closes due to inclement weather, all in person advising (appointments and drop ins) will be cancelled. Students with appointments should check their email for instructions.

Regional Campus Advising

The Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office web pages are designed specifically for Storrs campus students. All event and policy information is Storrs specific, however, the major requirements do apply to the regional campuses. Students at a regional campus should reach out to the following advisors at their respective campus for more information.

Avery Point

Jamie Kleinman

Regional Campus Advisor

Jamie.Kleinman@uconn.edu

Phone: 860-405-9216

Office: Academic Building 30

Hartford

Kerry Marsh

Regional Campus Advisor (juniors and seniors only)

kerry.l.marsh@uconn.edu

Phone: 959-200-3797

Office: HTB 521


Note: The regional campus advisor is only available during fall and spring semesters.

First year, sophomore, new students, and transfer students should reach out to the UConn Hartford Academic Advising Office to make an appointment with an advisor.

Stamford

Megan Lucia

Regional Campus Advisor

megan.lucia@uconn.edu

Make an appointment via Nexus

Waterbury

Waterbury students can schedule an appointment with a psychological sciences faculty member for advising via Nexus. Note: Faculty advisors are only available during fall and spring semesters.


Robert Astur

Regional Campus Advisor

Robert.Astur@uconn.edu

Phone: 203-236-9938

Office: WTBY 339


Kimberly Cuevas

Regional Campus Advisor

Kimberly.Cuevas@uconn.edu

Office: WTBY 338


Kimberli Treadwell

Regional Campus Advisor

Kimberli.Treadwell@uconn.edu

Phone: 203-236-9849

Office: WTBY 340