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Psychology Advising Center (PAC)

Success is your goal, providing the tools is ours.

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:

We also have several Peer Advisors that provide assistance each semester (to apply or for more information please see Peer Advising).


Office Hours

Type of Visit


8:15 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Walk-in only
By Appointment


8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Appointment only


8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Appointment only


8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Appointment only


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

If campus visits are difficult, virtual advising (email, phone, and online) is also available via Kate Barron-Keddington.  To set up a virtual advising appointment please email Kate from your UMail account at 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.


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. 

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. 

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 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.

Schedule An Appointment

You can schedule an appointment with a specific advisor using these links below:

Additional Resources

Related Advisors

Kelly O’Neill
Academic Advisor
Honors College

Anna Renzetti
Career Coach
Career and Professional
Development Center

Cindy White
PhD Program Coordinator
Department of Psychology

Dominique Blanc
Internship Coordinator





Last Updated: 3/9/18