Declaring a Psychology Major or Minor

Two smiling students seated in a psychology classEach psychology major is assigned a faculty advisor from whom general advice about courses or career plans is best attained. In addition, the psychology undergraduate advising head is available for consultation even before you declare psychology as a major.

For the most current requirements please visit the Office of the Registrar's website.

  1. Pick up a Declaration Form in the Office of Academic Services (Usdan Student Center, Room 130), or from their website, or in the psychology office in Brown 125.
  2. As an aide to complete the Declaration Form, it will be helpful to use the checklist (pdf) to assure that all requirements are understood and listed.
  3. Bring the completed forms to our Undergraduate Advising Head, Professor Ellen Wright in Brown 128. Go to office hours to see when she is available.
  4. After meeting with the undergraduate advising head, you will be asked to bring your signed and approved Declaration Form to the psychology office (Brown 125) and meet with Evelyn Caira, the undergraduate academic coordinator. She will assign you a psychology faculty member as your advisor and process your major.