The School of Psychological and Behavioral Science is here to assist all psychology majors and minors. Freshman advising for psychology majors is handled by the University Advising Center. Once a student completes 30 hours, the Advising Center releases the student to the major department. Our Academic Peer Counselors assist Sophomores in their transition and offer suggestions on where to start in registering for upper level psychology coursework. All Junior and Senior psychology majors and minors are provided a faculty advisor.
How do you know who to see? Advising within the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences is divided into three main functions: advising for course selection/registration/hold removal; complex advising situations; and advising for long-term and career planning.
Our Academic Peer Counselors (APCs) can answer many of the questions that undergraduate students face as they work to achieve their major or minor in Psychology. Topics frequently covered include:
Our School Coordinator, Mrs. Diana Robinson (850-474-2354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) can answer many of the questions concerning university policy and procedures and assist in completion of complex forms. Situations frequently addressed include:
Our Faculty can answer many of the questions concerning research and service related-applied learning, graduate school and career opportunities. Topics frequently covered include:
• Understanding the SASS audit
• Developing a class schedule
• Hold Removal
• Registering online
• Selecting classes based on a student's interests
• Understanding course descriptions
• Understanding course requirements
• Psychology major requirements
• Psychology minor requirements
• Important dates and deadlines
• Academic Probation or Suspension
• Veteran’s Affairs Course Authorizations
• Military Degree Plans
• Course Substitutions
• Dual or Double Majors
• Course Waiting Lists
• Graduation Applications
• How to find out about research opportunities and what is involved in registering for directed study
• What is required in completing a service learning or field study
• How to get the most out of your academic major
• How to prepare for graduate school
• How to find the best career opportunity
It is especially important for Sophomore and Transfer students to make a connection with either the APCs or their faculty advisor in the first semester on campus so that we can get to know you and help you make the most of your academic program as a Psychology major or minor.
How do I get the most out of Academic Advising? Our primary goal is to help undergraduate students with matters pertaining to academic progress and future career goals. Each student is responsible for understanding University, College and Department requirements. It is a good idea to visit with an advisor at least once a semester to ensure you are on track and taking appropriate coursework to obtain your academic goals. Time is always limited for both the student and the advisor, so below are some recommendations to prepare for an advising meeting. To view frequently asked questions that occur during advising, please click here.
What can my Faculty Advisor Provide? When you declared Psychology as a major or minor, you were assigned an academic advisor. Your advisor is a member of the School of Psychological and Behavioral Science Faculty and serves as a guide through your academic career at UWF. You should feel free to contact your advisor with questions and concerns at anytime during the semester. You should view your advisor as more than someone who can help you schedule classes during registration. Your advisor should serve as the person that can direct you in using your time wisely, getting the most out of your classes, defining your career goals, and working toward meeting those goals both academically and through extra-curricular activities. Some common issues include: