Procedure for Declaring a Major

Guidelines for Choosing the Current or Old Requirements

  • Students who matriculated to UVA summer 2018 or after will use the current requirements.
  • Students who matriculated to UVA before summer 2018, but have not yet declared psychology as their major have the option to use the current or the old requirements.
  • TRANSFER STUDENTS:  For transfer students who matriculated to UVA summer 2018 or after, the prerequisites to declare the major will be evaluated on an individual basis to accommodate prior commitments. Generally, students who have not yet taken calculus will be encouraged to pursue the current psychology curriculum.  
  • If in doubt about which set of requirements is appropriate for you, contact the Undergraduate Coordinator, Lisa Ishler.

Procedure to declare the major - Current Requirements

(The first four steps are done on Collab)

STEP 1) Join the Collab site “Psych Majors/Minors” at:

https://collab.its.virginia.edu/portal/site/626dbd5c-d2e0-4ec4-8eb1-7486....

STEP 2) On the Collab site, add yourself to the appropriate group for your expected graduation year

https://uvacollab.screenstepslive.com/s/help/m/students/l/684868-how-do-...

STEP 3) On the Collab site, if you identify with an underrepresented group in academic psychology (for example, historically underrepresented racial or ethnic group, first-generation college students, economically-disadvantaged background) and would like to receive information about targeted opportunities for such students, add yourself to the “Underrepresented Group info” group.

https://uvacollab.screenstepslive.com/s/help/m/students/l/684868-how-do-...

STEP 4) On the Collab site, complete the “Major/Minor Declaration (or deferral) Questions” Collab>Psych Majors/Minors>Tests & Quizzes

STEP 5) Download the CURRENT MAJOR DECLARATION FORM

AND one copy of your unofficial transcript from SIS

Note that the form cannot be sent via email. You must declare in person.

STEP 6)    Start by filling in any courses you have already completed in the appropriate “Pillar” space (Intro Psych does not belong on this form).

STEP 7)    Fill in the other courses that you would *like* to take to satisfy all major requirements.

*The courses you list are simply your "best guesses" about the courses you will likely take; these guesses are not binding and courses can be rearranged or substituted as necessary or desired in the future.

STEP 8)    Leave blank the section at the bottom for Approval, Advisor and signatures

STEP 9)    Bring your completed CURRENT MAJOR DECLARATION FORM and one copy of your unofficial transcript to the Undergraduate Coordinator, Lisa Ishler, during drop-in hours or by appointment.

As a Psychology Major, you are ultimately responsible for ensuring all requirements for the major have been satisfied. Modifications should be discussed with your major advisor.

Procedure to declare the major - Old Requirements

(The first four steps are done on Collab)

STEP 1) Join the Collab site “Psych Majors/Minors” at:

https://collab.its.virginia.edu/portal/site/626dbd5c-d2e0-4ec4-8eb1-7486....

STEP 2) On the Collab site, add yourself to the appropriate group for your expected graduation year

https://uvacollab.screenstepslive.com/s/help/m/students/l/684868-how-do-...

STEP 3) On the Collab site, if you identify with an underrepresented group in academic psychology (for example, historically underrepresented racial or ethnic group, first-generation college students, economically-disadvantaged background) and would like to receive information about targeted opportunities for such students, add yourself to the “Underrepresented Group info” group.

https://uvacollab.screenstepslive.com/s/help/m/students/l/684868-how-do-...

STEP 4) On the Collab site, complete the “Major/Minor Declaration (or deferral) Questions” Collab>Psych Majors/Minors>Tests & Quizzes

STEP 5) Download the OLD MAJOR DECLARATION FORM

AND one copy of your unofficial transcript from SIS

Note that the form cannot be sent via email. You must declare in person.

STEP 6)    Start by filling in any courses you have already completed in the appropriate “Course Group” space (Intro Psych does not belong on this form).

STEP 7)    Fill in the other courses that you would *like* to take to satisfy all major requirements.

*The courses you list are simply your "best guesses" about the courses you will likely take; these guesses are not binding and courses can be rearranged or substituted as necessary or desired in the future.

STEP 8)    Leave blank the section at the bottom for Approval, Advisor and signatures

STEP 9)    Bring your completed OLD MAJOR DECLARATION FORM and one copy of your unofficial transcript to Undergraduate Coordinator, Lisa Ishler, during drop-in hours or by appointment.

As a Psychology Major, you are ultimately responsible for ensuring all requirements for the major have been satisfied. Modifications should be discussed with your major advisor.