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Declaring a Major in Psychology

There is a NEW system in place. To declare your major in Psychology you MUST:

-- Complete 6 credits of Written Communication (ENGL 110 + another composition course);

-- Complete Psychology 201, Math 102 or 103 (or higher Math) and Statistics 130, all with a grade of C or better;

-- Maintain an overall GPA and Psychology GPA of 2.0; and

-- Complete 30 earned credit hours.

In the interim you should be advised by the College of Sciences advising team, located in the Advising Suite in MGB 236:

A-E Adrienne Giles agiles@odu.edu
F-L Tiffany Wiggins twiggins@odu.edu
M-S Tammy Hanna tlhanna@odu.edu
T-Z Reneldo Randall rrandall@odu.edu 

After having completed these requirements, you can declare a Psychology major. You MUST attend a Declaration Session. See below for registration instructions and Major Declaration Sessions Schedule.

Incoming (First Semester at ODU) Transfer Students

If you are transferring at least 30 credit hours from a previous institution to ODU, you can either attend Transfer Preview or register to attend a Major Declaration Session .  Your major will be declared, you will be advised regarding your remaining Psychology degree requirements and you will have the opportunity to register for classes. 

How do I register to attend a Declaration Session?

Print out an updated copy of your unofficial ODU transcript from LeoOnline. Write your name and university ID# on your transcript. See Major Declaration Sessions Schedule. Choose a session and write it on your transcript. Take your transcript to the Psychology Advising Office, MGB 246. Write the information down for yourself.

NOTE:If you cannot print your transcript due to a hold on your account, you must deal with your hold before attending a declaration session. An Advising Hold does NOT prevent you from printing your transcript.