Psychology Undergraduate Advising, PSYUGRAD, serves to advise all psychology sophomores, juniors, and seniors on a walk-in basis. PSYUGRAD advisors offer students support, resources, and information and assist students with:
- career/educational planning
- the navigation of university procedures, rules and regulations
- course selection
- on-time progress toward the degree
Advisors are available for walk-in appointments during regular office hours (see schedule, below); no scheduled appointment is necessary. PSYUGRAD is located at 806 W Franklin Street, room 107.
Students are encouraged to be in touch with the PSYUGRAD advising center early and often to resolve questions about degree requirements, course selection, graduation checks, and other academic matters.
Our mission is to serve as a liaison between undergraduate psychology students and the university’s administration. We strive to empower students to take ownership of their college experience while offering support, resources and information. We also serve to advocate for students as well as the university. Our highest aspiration is to make our students feel valued while positively contributing to their academic success.
Much of the research VCU Psychology faculty conduct includes opportunities for majors to gain research experience and earn research internship credit. Students who register for PSYC 494, Research Internship, are mentored by a faculty member and are often part of a team working on various phases of a research project (design, data collection, data entry, data analysis). Research internships enhance the undergraduate experience and can support career/educational goals such as graduate school or post-baccalaureate employment. During Fall 2013 and Spring 2014, approximately 405 undergraduate students actively participated in research with over 32 faculty members.
Psychology research opportunities are primarily advertised through the semi- annual PSYC 494 Research Recruitment Fair hosted by PSYUGRAD Advising. Please see the PSYUGRAD Blackboard site for upcoming event dates. Additional opportunities not represented at the fair are advertised on the PSYUGRAD Blackboard site. Permission of a faculty research supervisor must be obtained prior to registration. Prerequisites include PSY 214, 317, or permission of instructor.
During Fall 2014, walk-in advising is held Monday through Friday at PSYUGRAD Advising
- Monday 9-4
- Tuesday 9-4:30
- Wednesday 11-4:30
- Thursday 9-7 OPEN LATE!
- Friday 9-4
PSYUGRAD Advising will follow the University holiday closing schedule and will closed on:
- Monday September 1st for Labor Day
- Thursday and Friday October 16th-17th for Reading days
- Thursday and Friday November 27th-28th for Thanksgiving
Location and Contact Information
806 West Franklin Street, room 107
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2018
Phone: (804) 828-1239