Academic Advising

Vision, Mission, Goals and Outcomes


Our Vision is to foster the development of active, engaged, well-rounded members of the Psychology Department, campus, and community.


Our Mission is to support students with personal, academic, and professional development by empowering self-directed learning and informed decision making through collaborative mentoring relationships.


Our Goal is for advisors and students to share the responsibility of shaping and actualizing an enriched educational experience:

Advisors by providing resources, guidance, and information on supportive community networks; Students by taking charge of their personal, academic, and intellectual development.


Learning Outcomes for UG students:


Be able to navigate the Psychology Department website and associated Psychology Majors bCourses site for information pertaining to the major.


Understand the academic requirements of the Psychology major and course sequencing as part of the overall, student-initiated, academic planning and portfolio building process.


Identify opportunities for development by reviewing the Weekly Opportunities (email) and taking advantage of offerings.


Learn to reference: Registrar’s Office policies, Student Information Systems & enrollment procedures, and College of Letters & Science graduation requirements.


Develop a network of peers and become part of the Psychology Department community.


Engage with faculty and fellow students by attending at least two student services and/or student group events per semester.


Recognize various types of campus resources and learn to direct inquiries to the appropriate office (e.g. Student Learning Center, Career Center, University Health Services, etc.).


Undergraduate Advising


Direct your inquiries about the Undergraduate Program to or stop by the advising office in person.


Office Hours for Summer 17: Monday - Friday, 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm, in 3305 Tolman Hall. Office Hours apply throughout the semester, except holidays, and as noted here.


The office will be closed on Wednesday, July 12 for staff development. 


Students are welcome to stop by for drop-in advising with peer advisors; no appointment necessary.  To schedule an appointment with a staff advisor click on the advisor link below.

Undergraduate Major Advisors: Emilie Dandan or Christine Mullarkey



Graduate Advising


Direct your inquiries about the Graduate Program & Admissions to:
Current student inquiries:


Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, 3141 Tolman


Student Services Team

Undergraduate Major Advisor, Lead: Emilie Dandan

Undergraduate Major Advisor: Christine Mullarkey

Graduate Student Services Advisor: John Schindel

Scheduling, Curriculum Planning, and Enrollment:

Director of Student Services: Harumi Quiñones