Continuing Psychology Majors

As a psychology major, you are most likely interested in information about registration, major requirements, and getting to know your advisor. In addition to these basic, and incredibly important resources, you also have access to a variety of beneficial opportunities. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of pursuing these opportunities; especially internships and research. These opportunities will help you explore, develop, and hone your area(s) of interest. Many students express an interest, or need, for graduate study without knowing their interests. Explore the field of psychology through courses and opportunities to help determine whether you will be seeking a career after graduation, or if graduate school might be right for you.

In addition to the above resources, our department offers two scholarships: The Dr. John Knox Hall, Jr. Scholarship and The Rose and Zachary Caplan Scholarship Fund, both awarded through the Pittsburgh Foundation. The scholarships are announced annually in the spring term.

Many students have questions about graduation. To officially graduate, students are required to submit an application to graduate. Graduation applications are available in the A&S Dean's office, 140 Thackeray Hall. You will need to complete this application and return it to Student Records, 140 Thackeray before the posted deadline in order to avoid late fees. You must be in good financial standing with the University to receive your diploma. Diplomas are mailed approximately 6-8 weeks after the end of your term of graduation to the address listed on your graduation application. The University of Pittsburgh and the Department of Psychology both hold annual graduation ceremonies.