The Advisement Center in Psychology
Social Science 399B 
Phone: 518-442-4865
Email: psyadvof@albany.edu

Academic advisement for declared psychology majors is handled through the Psychology Undergraduate Advisement Office, located in Social Sciences 399B.

The Advisement Office is staffed by a professional Academic Advisor who oversees doctoral students who have been trained as advisors. Undergraduate students can receive advice and information regarding the curriculum required for a bachelor's degree in psychology. Advisors meet with students and go over their audits and offer suggestions for courses to complete requirements in the major. Students can also find information on graduate programs in psychology and career possibilities. Before seeking out the Advisement Office, check Frequently Asked Questions



Note: Psychology is a restricted major so please read the application requirements prior to applying.

Contact Us
Please email the Psychology Advisement Office at psyadvof@albany.edu with any questions or call us at (518) 442-4865.  Click the following for Advisement Office hours.

New Students:


Living Learning Communities (LLCs) offer incoming freshmen with similar interests, majors, or lifestyles, the opportunity to live together in the same residence hall, take one or two courses together, and meet regularly with faculty and upper-class students who share their interests. The Psychology Department offers two different worlds.

The World of Psychology:


Brochure: Psychology14.pdf

The World of Health Psychology:


If you would be interested in becoming part of a LLC, here is the brochure and instructions: 14-15_All_Worlds.pdf

Your Future with the Psychology Major

For materials to help you navigate into a career or graduate school in psychology, please click here: Your Future with a Psychology Major.

Undergraduate Curriculum

This section is designed for students who want more information about courses and requirements related to the psychology major:   Undergraduate Admission Requirements and Curriculum in Psychology

For a list of courses, please see: Undergraduate Bulletin in Psychology

The Honors Program

The honors program in psychology is a way for exceptional students to gained advanced research training and experience in psychology.
Honors Program in Psychology



Returning Students:

AVN Appointments

AVN appointments for psychology majors may NOT be made via email or phone. You must make an appointment through the GenBook system: http://university-at-albany-suny.genbook.com

Forms and Handouts

For helpful forms for the psychology major and forms for University requirements while you are an undergraduate student, please click here: Forms and Handouts.

Research Opportunities

Psychology is a science. The Department of Psychology has an active faculty across five specialty areas:  behavioral neuroscience, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, and social-personality psychology. The faculty work closely with undergraduate and graduate students in all facets of research.

Research Opportunities for Undergraduates in Psychology

Research Specializations in Psychology

Psi Chi - National Honor Society in Psychology

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their primary interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS). If you are coming from a community or junior college you may have been a part of Psi Beta. You might benefit from a part of Psi Chi at the University at Albany.

For membership requirements and more information: The Albany Chapter of Psi Chi
Psi Chi National Organization