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Psychology Advising Center (PAC)

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The Psychology Advising Center (PAC) is your primary resource for undergraduate advising in the Department of Psychology. Our advisors are highly trained, and can provide valuable assistance with major/minor declaration, courses and registration, research opportunities, internships, and more (see What Can the PAC Do for You?).

Our academic advising staff currently consists of Ashley MacPherson (Academic Advisor), April Sanders-Aboulila (Academic Advisor), Kate Keddington (Virtual Advisor), and Taryn Horne (Bridge Advisor).  We also have several Peer Advisors that provide assistance each semester (to apply or for more information please see Peer Advising).

Day

Office Hours

Type of Visit

Monday

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Walk-in only

Tuesday

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Appointment only

Wednesday

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Appointment only

Thursday

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Appointment only

Friday

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Appointment only

 

The PAC is located in Beh S, Rms 507 & 508. We encourage you to schedule an appointment, or email us for general questions at psych.advising@psych.utah.edu

If campus visits are difficult, virtual advising (email, phone, and online) is also available via Kate Keddington.  To set up a virtual advising appointment please email Kate at kate.keddington@psych.utah.edu. Evening appointment times are available upon request.

Sign up for PAC notifications on Canvas and through our email list to ensure you stay up to date on important department news, dates, and activities.

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Program Options

Psychology Major

The Psychology Major requires an average of 12-13 courses. The major begins with General Psychology and Psychology as a Science and Profession. Students are given a significant amount of flexibility to take courses that match their interests and goals. 

To declare a major in psychology students must complete PSY 1010 (with a C or above; transfer credit or related AP score of 4 or better may apply), PSY 2010 (with a C or above, also available as transfer from some Utah schools), and complete 10 credit hours here at the U while obtaining a U of U GPA of 2.8 or above.

Psychology Minor

The Psychology Minor requires 16 credit hours, or about five classes on average. Students who are interested in integrating a few Psychology courses into their major are encouraged to pursue a minor. 

To declare a minor in psychology students must complete PSY 1010 (with a C or above; transfer credit or related AP score of 4 or better may apply), and complete 10 credit hours here at the U while obtaining a U of U GPA of 2.8 or above.

Human Factors Certificate

The Human Factors Certificate is a 20 credit hour, open certificate available to all majors, including Psychology. The main purpose of Human Factors is to improve human interactions with equipment, software, and other people in ways that enhance performance, increase safety, and improve user satisfaction. The certificate can also easily fit within a psychology major.

To enroll in the Human Factors Certificate students must complete PSY 1010 (with a C or above; transfer credit or related AP score of 4 or better may apply), and complete 10 credit hours here at the U while obtaining a U of U GPA of 2.8 or above.

Honors Track

The Honors Track provides students the opportunity to participate more fully with the Honors College and to earn official Departmental Honors in Psychology. The track includes higher-level coursework and extensive research culminating in an honors thesis.

To enroll in the Honors Track students must first apply and be admitted into the Honors College before being accepted into this program.

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Program Resources

Program Funding

In addition to various university programs the College of Social and Behavioral Science and the Department of Psychology offer several scholarships, financial awards, and other funding opportunities.  This includes the departments innovative Undergraduate Psychology Service and Internship (UPSI) Award.  To learn more about program funding please see: Scholarships & Funding.

Student Opportunities

Opportunities abound for student involvement within the Department of Psychology.  These include, but are not limited to research assistantships, internships, and student groups.  Getting involved is key in developing valuable skills, important networks, and overall experience.  To learn more about these types of opportunities please see: Getting Involved – Research, Internships, & Groups.

Additional Resources

Related Advisors

Kelly O’Neill
Academic Advisor
Honors College

801-581-7383
k.oneill@honors.utah.edu
Ella Butler
Career Coach
Career Services

801-585-9703
ebutler@sa.utah.edu
Cindy White
PhD Program Coordinator
Department of Psychology

801-585-7167
cindy.white@psych.utah.edu
Dominique Blanc
Internship Coordinator
CSBS

801-587-7359
dominique.blanc@csbs.utah.edu

 

 

 

Last Updated: 5/15/17