Montana State University

         Psychology Peer Academic Advising Center

          Location: Rm 319 Traphagen
               Hours:  8:30 am to 5 pm M - Thurs (except closed W 10-11, Th 10:45-noon), Fri 8:30 - 3

            Stop in, Ask Questions, Learn to Find Answers!

peer advisors

Spring 2014 Peer Advisors (L to R): (Front Row) Farah Bachtiar, Courtney Sanders, Shelby Jensen, Summer Whillock, Alyssa George, (Back Row) Jaime Gilden, Abby Wales, JT Bruner, Sunnie Vouch, Chazlyn Miller, (in center) Prof Moore. (Not pictured: Jason Brenden).

Prepare for an advising meeting

        Do your 'advising homework' from our Advising Handout
    Just confused? Stop in and chat!

 Download your DegreeWorks and bring it with you !  Choosing courses for next semester?

          1. Pick up your PIN for registration in Peer Advising Center, Rm 319 Traphagen
          2. Update  your Psych major worksheet (download form)  (pre-2010 form)
          3. Think! What courses do you need and what options are there?
          4. Look online at what's offered. What's best for your own goals?
          5. Update your Core worksheet
          6. Meet with a peer or faculty advisor, or both, then register online!     

Plan your curriculum. Maybe add a minor or double major!

Figuring out when you'll graduate? Check Degree Works!  Download major requirements here   or    (pre-2010 requirements)   Fill out Baccalaureate Degree Application and go over it with a peer advisor in Rm 319 Traphagen or your faculty advisor (bring your DegreeWorks printout with you)

Forms and worksheets 
Slide shows: 
    --Orientation slide show (in pdf) (covers Core 2.0,Psych major, Student Resources)
    --Academic Problems? Slide show: "The challenge of disappointing grades" (not yet avail.) 

Join our Peer Academic Advising Team:  Peer advisors take 3 cr of Psyx 495, read articles about academic advising, learn to be an advisor, and help staff the Peer Advising Center. Email Prof Colleen Moore:

Find a Career Path! You can do a lot of things with Psychology
     --Making the Liberal Arts Degree Pay Off
     --APA Career Guide for Psychology

Graduate Study in Psychology
--Montana State University M.S. in Psychological Science
--APA Guide to Graduate Study in Psychology (link out)