Academic Advising

Vision, Mission, Goals and Outcomes


Our Vision is to foster the development of self-aware, engaged, well-rounded members of a diverse 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 a rewarding educational experience:

  • Advisors by providing resources and guidance
  • Students by taking charge of their personal, professional, 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 process.


Identify opportunities for personal, professional, and intellectual development by reviewing the Weekly Opportunities (web page) and taking advantage of offerings for portfolio building.


Learn to reference various campus resources, reference policies & procedures, and to direct inquiries to the appropriate offices (e.g. Registrar’s Office, Student Information Systems, College of Letters & Science, Student Learning Center, Career Counseling Library, Career Center, University Health Services, etc).


Develop a network and become an active part of the Psychology Department community by attending at least two departmental or student group events per semester.



Undergraduate Advising


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


Office Hours: 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 from noon on Thursday March 29 through Sunday April 1 in observance of Cesar Chavez Day. 


Students are welcome to stop by for drop-in advising with peer advisors; no appointment necessary. 


To schedule an appointment with a Major Advisor click on either of the names below.

Undergraduate Major Advisors: Christine Mullarkey or Arlene Diaz



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 Advisers: Christine Mullarkey, Arlene Diaz

Graduate Student Services Adviser: John Schindel

Scheduling, Curriculum Planning, and Enrollment: Emilie Dandan

Director of Student Services: Harumi Quiñones