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Undergraduate Advising

​​​​Welcome to the Department of Psychology!

The Psychology department’s main office is located in Byrne Hall, room 420. Our office will be virtually open and all interactions are currently online. The best way to contact us during this time is by email, psychology@depaul.edu. To ensure that all students have a smooth and successful experience with the program, we recommend that new incoming students contact cshadvising@depaul.edu to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. Contact cshadvising@depaul.edu with any questions about Autumn registration or the degree progress report. Students who are applying for graduation may contact cshgraduation@depaul.edu.

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.

Psychology Advising

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Theresa Luhrs
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Byrne Hall, Room 451-A
tlu​​hrs@depaul.edu

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 cshadvising@depaul.edu 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)

  • Contactyour academic advisor for a tentative graduation review prior to senior year. Any questions? Contact cshadvising@depaul.edu 
  • 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 cshgraduation@depaul.edu.
  • ​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

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

​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.

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.

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.​​