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Undergraduate Advising

Welcome to the Department of Psychology!

Psychology department main office location: Byrne Hall, room 420
General questions: Email us at

Incoming student information

To ensure that all students have a smooth and successful experience with the program, we recommend that incoming students contact to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. Additionally, you can also reach out with any questions regarding autumn registration or the degree progress report.

Students who are applying for graduation may contact

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Faculty & staff

Psychology faculty and staff are working remotely and are available for questions by email, phone and zoom meetings. You may view your advisor information in Bluestar: CampusConnect > Students Resources > BlueStar Student Support > Choose your Advisor

We appreciate your patience as we work together as a community to reduce the impact of COVID-19.

Schedule an appointment with an undergraduate psychology advisor

Kevin Cato

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Kevin Cato,
Undergraduate Psychology Advisor
Mondays & Fridays: by remote appointment only
Tuesday - Thursday: in-person or remote appointments
Office location: Byrne Hall, Suite 451B
Phone:(773) 325-8490


Richie Heard

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Richie Heard,
Undergraduate Psychology Advisor
Mondays & Fridays: by remote appointment only
Tuesday - Thursday: in-person or remote appointments
Office location: Byrne Hall, Suite 451C
Phone:(773) 325-8490


Theresa Luhrs

Theresa Luhrs, PhD
Director, Undergraduate Studies
Office location: Byrne Hall, Suite 451A
Phone: (773) 325-4256


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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 (0-43 Credits)

  • Contact with any questions about your degree progress report or registration.
  • Stay on track with hours and requirements by taking 4 classes/16 hours per quarter (Autumn, Winter and Spring). 

Second Year Students (44-87 credits)

  • Contact your advisor to discuss the optimal sequence of your Psychology coursework and learn about opportunities to work on research teams for credit. 
  • Decide whether the Bachelor of Arts degree or the Bachelor of Science degree best fits your needs.
  • Learn more about the Junior year application process for combined graduate degree in psychology and other disciplines.

Third Year Students (88 - 131 credits)

  • Contact your academic advisor for a tentative graduation review prior to senior year. Any questions? Contact 
  • Students with any transfer credit must meet with an academic advisor to have their degree progress report reviewed for accuracy.
  • Consider applying to human services (due 11/1) or community (due 2/18) BA concentrations to gain internship experience in psychology.
  • Contact your faculty advisor to explore potential career paths and the most appropriate options for fulfilling Experiential Learning.

Fourth Year Students (132 credits and above)

  • Set up a graduation review appointment with your assigned academic advisor (not faculty advisor) and apply on Campus Connect to notifythe College of Science and Health about your readiness to graduate. In campus connection, go to academic progress, apply for graduation. Any questions? Contact
  • At minimum, you must achieve 192 credit hours and meet all other requirements.
  • Meet with your faculty advisor to discuss advanced classes and research opportunities best suited for your career plans.
  • View the academic calendar

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