Psyuchology Advisement

California State University, Los Angeles

The Psychology
Department Advisement Syllabus


The Psychology
Department is committed to providing students with accurate, up-to-date
information on the major and University requirements, and to empower students
to become active participants in determining their own success at the
university as an engaged student, active learner, self advocate, and to support
their timely progress toward graduation. 


Contact Information

Hall C3104

(323) 343-2250


    8:00 am-6:00 pm

  8:30 am-4:30 pm



We Serve

All students regarding Psychology major


Seeing an Advisor

  1. Appointments
    may be made by calling the Department office at (323) 343-2250.
  2. Cancellations
    - if you know you will not be able to keep your appointment, please call
    the office as soon as possible to cancel or reschedule.
  3. Your
    appointment may be cancelled if you are 10 minutes late.


Walk-Ins are seen
based upon the availability of an advisor on a first come first serve basis.


Preparing for Your Advisement

  1. If
    you have questions about Psychology requirements, bring a list of questions
    or courses you are interested in taking.
  2. If
    you are experiencing academic problems, give some thought to what you
    believe are causing these problems and have a tentative plan for solving
    them.  The advisor will discuss your situation with you.
  3. If
    you wish to discuss your academic plan please review your Unofficial
    Transcript from your GET account
    and bring a list of
    questions/concerns to the advisement session.  If your transcripts have
    not been evaluated in GET, bring copies of those transcripts.  (We are NOT
    the official evaluators for the University.)
  4. Plan
    ahead in order to make your time with an advisor more productive.


of Students

  1. See
    an advisor.
  2. Check
    your CSULA email regularly.  This is the official means of communication
    used by the University.  (
    You can find
    step-by-step instructions to forward your CSULA email to your personal
    account at the following link: /sites/default/files/its/docs/pdf/forwarding_emails.pdf.)
  3. Make
    and be responsible for your own decisions.
  4. Know
    the requirements for staying in good standing.
  5. Maintain
    accurate and complete advising records.


of Advisors

  1. Assist
    the student to develop a plan for meeting the requirements that are consistent
    with the Psychology major.
  2. Review
    the students’ selection of classes to make sure courses are appropriate.
  3. Help
    the student develop strategies for academic success.
  4. Help
    the student plan appropriate steps to correct academic difficulties.
  5. If
    needed, refer the student to appropriate campus resources.


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students
    will understand their personal responsibility for their own academic, personal,
    and professional success.
  2. Students
    will have an awareness of how to utilize the necessary information,
    resources, and available options to make sound educational and lifelong
  3. Students
    will understand what they need to do to achieve their desired goals.


Key Considerations
for Academic Success

1.    Go to class every day
and get to know your professors. 

  1. Understand
    the policies, procedures, and impact academically and financially for dropping
    classes within or beyond the no record drop period.
  2. Balance
    school with other areas of your life.  Plan and devote enough study time
    to do as well as you can in your classes.
  3. Have
    good study habits and get academic assistance early if needed.


and University Resources

information regarding other campus advising resources [such as the Business
& Economics (B&E) Advisement Center, Engineering, Computer Science, and
Technology (ECST) Advisement Center, and Health Careers Advisement Office
(HCAO)] and student support services (such as the Career Development Center, Testing Center, Tutorial Center, and Writing Center) go to the UAAC website: