The Psychology Department hopes to make registration an easy process by providing insight and direction to each student who walks through the door. Normally, Freshmen and Sophomores are cleared for registration by Dr. Yvonne Wells, Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising for the Psychology Department. In the Sophomore year, upper level mentor/advisors will be suggested for each student for their Junior year, based on interests and future plans. The upper level advisor will then clear the student for registration and provide any other advising needs. It is important to note that students may seek advising at any time from whichever Professor they feel most connected with, in order to optimize professional and career goals.
The objective of the Psychology Department advising procedure is to increase advising availability and continuity for Freshman and Sophomores, and to allow Juniors and Seniors to connect with faculty advisors who work in their areas of interest. Junior and Senior year advisors can better guide students toward graduate school or other professions after graduation. Juniors and Seniors may also choose to keep Dr. Wells as their advisor. Dr. Wells will be a point person for all undergraduates if they have specific questions about courses and course registration. Dr. Gary Fireman, the department chair, will also be available should any students seek more mentoring or advising beyond that provided by Dr. Wells and other faculty members.
All freshman and sophomore students will meet with Dr. Wells at least once each semester during the academic year, either:
To sign up for an individual advising session with Dr. Wells, please follow the instructions below:
If you are unable to schedule an advising session in advance, feel free to stop by Dr. Wells' office hours as there may be openings available.
At any time, all students can still feel free to talk to or continue to talk to the Chair of the Department, or any faculty member with whom they have already connected.
This course is intended to provide you with practical experience working with the underserved in our local communities. Weekly meetings are focused on how to use community-based models of psychology when working with disempowered groups. Topics will include, but are not limited to, working with the underserved/disenfranchised, immigration and adaption, poverty, marginalization and social justice, role of power and values in helping relationships, tools and research for social change, as well as career opportunities in community psychology.
Things you should know:
Contact Dr. Debra Harkins for more information.
This course is intended to provide you with clinical or research experiences as way to guide you in your professional development in the field of psychology. In addition to the time you spend at the internship site we will meet as a class to discuss your experiences at your practicum sites and to discuss assigned readings related to working in the field of psychology. Class topics will include, but are not limited to, an overview of ethics, using supervision effectively, working with diverse groups, maintaining treatment records, coping with stress, as well as developing a CV and interviewing skills for future jobs.
Things you should know:
Please check the undergraduate resource page in blackboard for more information. Contact Dr. Sue Orsillo if you have questions.