Welcome to the Department of Psychology

Psychology Major/Minor Upcoming Declaration Periods:

Fall 2016: Tuesday, September 6th at 12 noon - Friday, September 30, 2016 at 3:00PM

Spring 2017: TBA

Please visit the Academic Advising tab and select the section titled "Declaring the Psychology Major" or "Declaring the Psychology Minor" for more information about the requirements for eligibility and the tutorials.

An Academic Advising Message from Dr. West

about Declaring the Psychology Major or Minor:


If you are a declared Psychology major or minor please visit Starfish to schedule an appointment.

 Peer Advisors are available during fall & spring semesters to meet with a prospective and current students.  They are available to help provide students with general advising about our curriculum and degree requirements.

For questions and information about declaring the Psychology major/minor, curriculum updates, & advisor contact information please visit the Academic Advising page.

For frequently asked questions please visit our Advising FAQ page.

Upcoming Opportunities

Personally Speaking with Lawrence ​G. ​Calhoun and Richard ​G. ​Tedeschi Looks At Posttraumatic Growth
Some people who experience trauma are scarred by their experience and find their lives defined by it, while others learn and grow from a traumatic experience, using it for a greater good. Please join us Tuesday, Sept. 27, for Personally Speaking with Lawrence G. Calhoun and Richard G. Tedeschi, authors of Posttraumatic Growth in Clinical Practice (Rutledge Press).  Calhoun and Tedeschi will offer lay persons, as well as clinicians and counselors in a wide range of disciplines, helpful suggestions based on practical experience for dealing with trauma survivors.The conversation will begin at 6:30 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City (320 E. Ninth Street). A book signing and reception will follow. Personally Speaking is open to the public without charge. RSVPs are needed so that complimentary parking permits can be provided in advance for  the two lots directly across 9th Street and directly across Brevard from UNC Charlotte Center City.  RSVP here. This is the first event of the 2016-17 Personally  Speaking series presented by UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and J. Murrey Atkins Library with support from UNC Charlotte Center City.Calhoun is  professor emeritus and Tedeschi a professor in the ​psychology department.  Both are practicing psychologists.

The Department of Psychology works to advance the science of psychology through high quality research, teaching, and service. Faculty and students conduct research on a wide range of topics in psychology and engage in interdisciplinary research in areas such as Health Psychology, Organizational Sciences, and Cognitive Sciences. Faculty research is funded through a number of federal and state grants and contracts. All students take coursework in statistics and research methods, enabling them to become consumers of research and/or to conduct research, and are encouraged to become involved with faculty in their research programs. The high quality teaching of psychology in the department has been recognized through awards to individual faculty and to the department, which was the first winner of the university’s Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition to the 1800 majors in our undergraduate program, the department has over 130 graduate students in master’s programs in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and in Psychology, and doctoral programs in Health Psychology (providing training in Community, Clinical and General tracks) and Organizational Sciences. Faculty and students also provide significant service to the community, through applied research programs that use data to improve community well-being, involvement in professional societies, and student course projects and internships.