Prospective Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Advising Office

The Psychology Advising Office is open to appointments from 9am-12pm & 1:30pm-4pm Monday through Friday. Students may meet with an adviser by making an in-person or remote appointment. For quick questions, students are encouraged to visit an adviser during drop-in advising via ZOOM. Please click the link below to schedule an appointment or visit with us for a ZOOM drop-in. 

Meet with an Adviser

Transferring to a Psychology Major

The information in the linked page will give you better understanding of what it takes to become a psychology major after you transfer to UW. We could not cover everything a transfer student should know, so please feel free to contact us at any time with your questions.

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Admissions Requirements/Apply to the Major

Please be aware that admission to the Psychology Department is competitive. Meeting the criteria in the linked page below guarantees consideration, but not acceptance into the major. Admission is based on a holistic review of each application that takes into consideration both academic achievement in the gateway courses (PSYCH 101/202/209), and the response to a required prompt.

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Psychology Undergraduate Mentoring Program

The Psychology Undergraduate Mentoring Program aims to increase community and belonging for psychology undergraduates who are members of underrepresented groups or transfer students to UW Seattle.

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Choosing a B.A. or B.S.?

Undergraduates earn either a BA or a BS in psychology. This is a difficult decision for some students, but be reassured that you have time to explore your career goals and choose the best preparation for you. The psychology statistics sequence is the dividing point at which you embark on either a BA or a BS.

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Graduation Requirements

The psychology statistics sequence is the dividing point at which you embark on either a BA or a BS and thus require different requirements.

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Honors Program

The Psychology Honors program offers a challenging educational experience with the opportunity for significant research and independent study. It requires a two year commitment and students generally join the honors program Autumn Quarter of their junior year.

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Life After UW

It is a wise idea to think about what you will do and where you will go once you graduate from the University of Washington early--long before you graduate. Planning for and setting professional goals can be a daunting task.

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