Interested in the Psychology Major?–Careers in Mental Health 2/12

Prof. Chuck Sanislow, will discuss options for careers in mental health-related professions, including how best to apply for clinical psychology and related programs. Guide to Applying to Graduate School. We welcome as our guests Pamela Grande. Sharon Castonguay, Jacob Gonzalez, and Ruthann from the Gordon Career Center.  Pizza will be provided!

Mon., Feb. 12th (Mon.), 12:20 – 1:20 pm, Judd 116

Psychology majors Manual:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/psychman_post2019.pdf
Prospective student email after submitting psyc major request:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/declaring_mjr.pdf

  

Major Declaration Opens 2/8

The Major Declaration System will open on Thursday, February 8, after the close of Drop/Add.  To initiate the declaration process, login to WesPortal, open “Academics,” and click on “Major/Minor/Certificate Declaration.”  Select your intended major from the drop down menu and click “Submit Major.”  At this point, you will be prompted to complete the Pre-Major Advisor Feedback Survey.

Depending on your choice of major, the department you have chosen may ask you to submit additional material before you are accepted into the major.  Once you are accepted, you will be assigned a new faculty advisor within your major department.  You must be accepted into a major by the end of the spring semester.  A second (or third) major/minor/certificate may be declared now or in any subsequent semester (with the exception of Psychology, which must be declared by the end of the sophomore spring semester, which is the last day of classes).  A complete list of majors, minors, and certificates can be found at http://www.wesleyan.edu/academics/index.html.

If you have any questions or concerns about declaring a major, please contact Dean Phillips at dphilips@wesleyan.edu to schedule an appointment.

For those of you who may be curious about the relationship between the one’s undergraduate major and one’s life and career, check out “Impact of Major on Career Path for 15600 Williams College Alums,” an interactive graphic created by Satyan Devadoss, a professor of Mathematics at Williams College.  The data is presented in the form of a circle, with undergraduate major fields represented on the left and career fields represented on the right.  Clicking on a major on the left will show the careers those undergraduates went into; clicking on a career on the right will show the majors that flowed into that field.

Psyc Majors Meeting – Study Abroad & Community Service Opportunities 11/6

Monday, November 6
Judd Hall 116
12:20 PM – 1:10 PM

Interested in the Psychology Major?

Representatives from the Study Abroad Office and the Center for Community Partnerships as well as the department chair will be on hand to provide information about opportunities through semester study abroad (transfer credits?) or through participation in the community at home.

Office of Study Abroad – Zehra Abbas, Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Community Partnerships – Diana Martinez, Assistant Director
Psychology Department – Matt Kurtz, Chair (available to sign forms)
Peer Advisor – Julia LeJeune ’18 (drop in hours, Judd 103, Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm).

Psychology Majors Manual – there are specific requirements to get into the major:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/psychman_post2019.pdf
Major Declaration Request – Prospective student email received from Registrar’s Office after submitting request:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/declaring_mjr.pdf

Pizza will be provided.

Thinking about a Major Panel 11/2

Can’t decide on a major?  Perhaps you have too many interests and wish you could declare four majors?  Maybe you’re having second thoughts about pre-med?  Or maybe you’re thinking it doesn’t really matter what you major in.

Then you should come to our panel on “Thinking about a Major” on Thursday, November 2, from 4:30-5:30pm in PAC 001, with Professor Francis Starr (Physics and MB&B), Professor Andy Szegedy-Maszak (Classical Studies), and two Peer Advisors for a discussion of the place of your major in the context of Wesleyan’s open curriculum.

Refreshments will be be provided.

Please RSVP through this link.

Open House for Prospective Anthropology Majors

Join us at the Anthropology Department Open House for Prospective Majors! We’ll have sweet treats (vegan and not), fruit, and apple cider. We’ll discuss the ins and outs of the major, answer questions, and introduce you to the Anthropology faculty, and you’ll have the opportunity to talk with a few of our current majors. We hope to see you there!

And check out our website which includes alumni stories, “What can I do with a major in Anthropology?,” and our new FAQ.

For more information, contact Prof. Margot Weiss, Chair, at mdweiss@wesleyan.edu

Theater Department Open House for Prospective Majors 10/12

Please join the Theater Department for an open house for prospective Theater majors on Thursday, October 12th from 12pm-1pm, in the Theater Studios Room 114 (East Room). This event is for freshmen and sophomores interested in pursuing Theater educationally. Professors and current majors will talk about the Department and their experiences.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 9th by emailing Dawn Alger at dalger@wesleyan.edu or on the sign-up sheet in the Theater Department lobby.

Overview for Prospective Psychology Majors 10/2

Overview for Prospective Psychology Majors 10/2

Prof. Matthew Kurtz, department chair, will provide an overview of the major to prospective majors and to review requirements with junior majors. Prof. Kurtz will be available before and after the meeting to sign forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer credits).
Meet our peer advisor, Julia LeJeune ’18.

Pizza will be provided.

Oct. 2nd (Mon.), 12:20-1:10 pm, Judd 116

Psychology majors Manual:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/psychman_post2019.pdf
Prospective student email after submitting request:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/declaring_mjr.pdf

CEAS Application Deadline Extended to Friday 4/21

The College of East Asian Studies has extended its major application deadline to Friday, April 21.

If you are interested in applying to major in the College of East Asian Studies, please (a) fill out this application form  and then (b) declare the major using the major declaration form in your student portal.  You are eligible to apply if you have taken at least one CEAS class, including language.

While CEAS does allow students to declare after their first year, our major is designed as a three year major, and you will have a better experience if you can join your fellow majors starting in your first year (e.g., you will be invited to our end of the year party).

Good luck with the last few weeks of classes, and I hope to welcome some of you to the CEAS community.

Best regards,

Mary Alice Haddad
Chair, College of East Asian Studies
Professor of Government
mahaddad@wesleyan.edu

Meet-and-Greet with Professor Mike Robinson, 4/5

Come learn more about ongoing research on campus! PSI CHI (Wesleyan’s psychology honor society) is hosting a Professor Meet-and-Greet with Prof. Mike Robinson.  Prof. Robinson is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience & Behavior. His research involves the brain mechanisms of motivation, reward, and desire, including the role of these mechanisms in addictive behavior. This is a great way to get to know professors in a more informal space, to ask questions, and to get to know fellow psychology majors and non-psychology majors.

The meet-and-greet will take place on Wednesday, April 5 from 12:20-1:10 PM in Judd 113. Mondo pizza will be provided! Please RSVP by clicking here.

**This event is open to all students (non-Psi Chi members, prospective psychology majors, and/or non-psychology majors are welcome to attend)