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Declaring a Major in Psychology

There is a NEW system in place. In order to declare your major in Psychology you MUST have already completed 6 credits of Written Communication (ENGL 110 + another composition course), Psychology 201, and Statistics 130, all with a grade of C or better; and you must have already earned 26 credit hours.

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

Kim Herbert (kherbert@odu.edu; 757-683-6790), Director of Academic Advising

Adrienne Giles (agiles@odu.edu; 757-683-3344), Academic Advisor

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 26 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.