About Undergraduate Advising in Psychology

You are encouraged to go to Psychology Advising to find out more about educational experiences and opportunities as well as resolve issues regarding the requirements of the psychology major. We recommend you see an advisor when you begin pursuing the psychology major and at any later time when discussion might be helpful. The Psychology Advising office is located in room 135 of the Psychology Building and is generally open 24 hours a week. See the “Advising Office Hours” link below, or call 273-2115 to hear a recorded message with the specific hours. Note that Psychology Advising is closed during all University of Florida holidays and all breaks between semesters.

Our advising staff consists of three graduate student advisors who are available on a walk-in basis during their scheduled hours. We do not make appointments. You are also welcome to email the advising staff at psych-advising@ufl.edu; please include your UFID in your email. Any advisor will be able to discuss matters of general concern, such as requirements of the program, degree audits, course selection, and opportunities for graduate work. WE CANNOT REMOVE HOLDS; you must go to the Academic Advising Center if you have a hold. If you still have questions after speaking with an advisor, you can make an appointment with the undergraduate coordinator.

Interested in applied areas of psychology, such as counseling, clinical psychology, or social work? Check out our “Careers in Psychology” link to learn the differences between these specialties, or come see one of our advisors. Students may also want to talk with faculty from the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology (Phone: 273-6617). Their website is https://chp.phhp.ufl.edu/.

As Psychology is a major within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you will need to fulfill the requirements of the College as well as those for the psychology major. See the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Section of the Undergraduate Catalog for College requirements and guidelines. For advisement concerning college-related matters (e.g., the foreign language requirement, the SAT II, or your general education requirements), contact the Academic Advising Center, 392-1521, advisor@advising.ufl.edu, or visit their website, http://www.advising.ufl.edu. It is advisable to have the Academic Advising Center staff conduct a yearly graduation check on your progress in meeting college requirements, in addition to a graduation check done by Psychology Advising regarding psychology requirements.