World of Psychology

The World of Psychology is designed for incoming freshmen who intend to major in psychology.  The focus will be to educate students about all the different branches of psychology and to prepare them with the tools needed to be successful at UAlbany.

Click here to view the World of Psychology brochure!


As a member of an L-LC, you will have a built-in community of friends and colleagues right from the start by living in the same hall and taking classes together! 

Friends:  Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors:  "Learn the ropes" from peers selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you are an engaged member of your L-LC, you may become a World Ambassador your sophomore year!

Community Assistant:  Meet weekly with an upper-class/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member:  Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly meals in your own dining hall!
World of Psychology Lead Faculty: Professors Drew Anderson and Erin Couture
Weekly L-LC Lunch:  Wednesdays 12:35 PM - 1:30 PM

Academic Advisor: Nicole DeSorbo

World Representatives:  Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as your World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility:  The World of Psychology is open to incoming freshmen who intend to major in psychology.

What does the World of Psychology do?

The World of Psychology will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year and attend psychology themed events together.

Fall 2019 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar:  World of Psychology
Psychology 101: Introduction to Psychology
Psychology 270: Social Psychology

Spring 2020 L-LC Courses
Writing and Critical Inquiry
Psychology 210: Statistical Methods in Psychology                                                                        Psychology 329: Health Psychology

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Guest speakers knowledgeable in the many areas of psychology and psychology research 
  • Social gatherings with your L-LC friends 
  • Exploring different careers that psychology majors pursue
  • Planning for your future as a psychology major through panel discussions, events and activities