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Undergraduate Advising

The Psychology department's main office is located in Byrne Hall, room 420. To ensure that all students have a smooth and successful experience with the program, we recommend that all students schedule a time to meet with our Academic Advising staff to receive orientation to the department and to be assigned to a faculty advisor.

Psychology Advising

Theresa Luhrs
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Byrne Hall, Room 451-A
tluhrs@depaul.edu
(773) 325-4256
Autumn 2018 Office Hours: Thurs. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Elizabeth T. Jackson
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Byrne Hall, Room 451-B
ejackson@depaul.edu
(773) 325-4789 (best call-in time 8:30 AM M-TH)
Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Walk-in and appointments (schedule in Bluestar), Fri. by arrangement
First Week/Autumn Quarter: walk-ins only

Jennifer Salazar
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising and Research (for Bachelor of Science degree students)
McGowan South, Suite 400
jsalaz13@depaul.edu
Appointments: Schedule in Bluestar or call front desk 773-325-1573
First Week/Autumn Quarter: walk-ins only

Peer Mentors
Byrne Hall, Room 451-C
PSYadvising@depaul.edu
M-TH 9-4 (schedule posted at door)

Action Plan

Use the action plan grid below to gauge your progress and determine the types of academic assistance you might need:

First Year and Newly Declared Students

  • Bachelor of Arts students (standard, human development, human services, community, industrial organizational) contact Elizabeth Jackson to keep on track with first year requirements.
  • Bachelor of Science students (general, cognitive neuroscience, healthcare) contact Jennifer Salazar to keep on track with first year requirements.  

Second Year Students

  • Contact your faculty advisor to discuss the optimal sequence of your Psychology coursework 

Third Year Students

  • Bachelor of Arts Students: check in with Elizabeth Jackson for a tentative graduation review prior to the end of the year.
  • Bachelor of Science Students:  check in with Jennifer Salazar for a tentative graduation review prior to the end of the year. 
  • Contact your faculty advisor to explore potential career paths and the most appropriate options for fulfilling Experiential Learning.

Fourth Year Students

  • Set up a graduation review appointment with Elizabeth Jackson (BA)  or Jennifer Salazar (BS), and apply on Campus Connect to notify CSH about your readiness to graduate.  In campus connection, go to academic progress, apply for graduation.
  • Meet with your faculty advisor to discuss advanced classes and research opportunities best suited for your career plans.
  • View the academic calendar

Advising Resources

College of Science and Health Undergraduate Advising Office

Course Catalog
Requirements for majors and minors from all DePaul colleges (including CSH) and other student information regarding policies and procedures.

Choosing a Major
Recommendations from the Office for Academic Advising Support.  The Career Center also has information that may be helpful. 

Time Management Tools

Tutoring Center

Writing Resources

Pre-Professional

Pre-Health Advising
Advising services for students interested in health careers.

Pre-Law Student Organization
Joining is recommended for students considering pre-law or law-related careers.

Clinical Psychology Graduate School FAQ
Useful information for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from CUDCP

Careers in Psychology
The American Psychological Association's wealth of information regarding careers in Psychology.

Administrative Forms

CSH Undergraduate Academic Advising
Various forms required by the College of Science and Health, including forms to declare a Psychology major.

Independent Study Application
Earn independent study credits and experience.

Careers

The Occupational Outlook Handbook
A nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.

Health Careers
Everything you want to know about a wide variety of health careers.

Illinois Career Exploration Site
Information on approximately 700 occupations in Illinois. The occupations are divided into 16 Career Clusters. You'll find descriptions, salaries, Illinois and sub-state employment levels, employment forecasts, and other information that helps to clarify career choices.

DePaul University Career Center Guide
A resource for information regarding majors and careers.

Job Projections
A variety of jobs and education requirements, including Psychology, through 2018.

APA Workforce Data Tools

Internships

DePaul University Career Center
Connects you to hundreds of job and internship opportunities both on-campus and with employers throughout the Chicago area and beyond. Whether you are looking for a position on campus to fulfill your work study, trying to earn your way through school, or just beginning to launch your career, this is the place to start.

Opportunities to Serve

Steans Center
Provides educational opportunities grounded in Vincentian community values to DePaul students. The Center seeks to develop mutually beneficial, reciprocal relationships with community organizations in order to develop a sense of social agency in our students through enrollment in CbSL courses, community internships and placements, and community-based student employment.

Student Life
Through the experiences and lessons you learn from your involvement on campus and off, you will grow in each of these areas and develop into a socially responsible leader.

Idealist.org
A clearinghouse for nonprofit volunteering, internships, and careers.