After You Declare Your PSYC Major

Welcome to Psychology!

 

Here are some valuable online resources about our major. Currently, advising is available via Zoom during office hours. Even though we are not on campus, we are available to answer your questions. Please contact us if you need any guidance. Please email an advisor below to identify an available time slot. 

 

 

For future reference, here is a link to our undergraduate handbook: https://psychology.sas.upenn.edu/undergraduate-handbook

 

There is a STAT requirement in the PSYC major. We encourage students to complete this sooner rather than later, so please bear this in mind when selecting your courses for the future. The STAT requirement is a prerequisite for our research requirement. Most PSYC students complete this as mentored research in their Junior or Senior year. As you learn more about psychology through our faculty and your classes, please keep this in the back of your mind. You may get to know a faculty member or take a course that piques your interest. You may want to pursue this lead for your upcoming research credit! There is plenty of information about this online, and we are happy to answer questions about this. Much of the online info emphasizes our mentored research option: http://psychology.sas.upenn.edu/undergraduate/independent-study-psyc399

 

If you are interested in the Honors Program, students apply in the Spring of their Junior year. If you intend to apply in the future, I suggest you familiarize yourself with the requirements and expectations: http://psychology.sas.upenn.edu/undergraduate/honors-program-psychology

 

If you plan to pursue study abroad, only two study abroad PSYC courses can count toward the PSYC major.

 

Here is a link to PUPS (Penn Undergraduate Psychology Society): www.facebook.com/pennpsychsociety