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Academic Advising

Each Psychology major is assigned one of the Department faculty members as their academic advisor. (Follow these instructions to find out who your advisor is.) Make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor during the advisement period listed in the Academic Calendar. Use the resources linked below to help make your advising appointment more productive.

Advising Notes for Summer 2023

PSYC 315 Psychological Tests & Measurements
After a long hiatus, we will once again be offering PSYC 351, in the Summer B session taught by part-time instructor Dr. Kim Rowe. This course is excellent preparation for students considering a career in clinical psychology.

Advising notes for fall 2023

PSYC 326 Psychology of Substance Abuse
This course, taught by former WV state senator John Unger, focuses on the psychological aspects of recovery from substance abuse. Prof. Unger will be bringing in some amazing guest speakers who will address many aspects of the psychological, societal, and legal impacts of drug use.

PSYC 399A ST:Prejudice & Stereotyping
Dr. Levitan will be teaching a course that explores the psychological processes underlying prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination through review and discussion of the scientific research in the area. The course examines the psychological structure of prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination, how they differ from each other and how they influence each other. The root causes of each are discussed, as well as how prejudices differ as a function of the target of prejudice and of culture. The course emphasizes implications of this knowledge for how best to reduce or prevent prejudice and its consequences.

HYS Course Formats

The following fall 2023 classes will be listed as hybrid synchronous (HYS). Here are some details regarding how those classes will meet.

Course Instructor Format details
PSYC 101, 305, 420 Dr. Merz Dr. Merz’s classes will meet in person Mon.-Wed. and via Zoom on Thurs. and Fri.

Answers to Psychology Advising Questions

While your academic advisor can answer many of your questions, another great resource is the Psychology Major Frequently Asked Questions page. Have a look there for many common questions asked by Psychology students.