Psychology Undergraduate Program
The Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers undergraduate work leading to the B.A. degree in psychology. The Psychology Department's offices, laboratories, and Psychological Clinic are housed in the Austin Peay Building with additional laboratory facilities in the Walters Life Sciences Building.
All undergraduate students need to complete an Application for Psychology Majors. CLICK HERE to complete the application and submit it electronically to the Department of Psychology.
Research & Community Involvement
The department maintains a listing of research & community opportunities in 307 Austin Peay. Research experiences are available with faculty in the following areas.
The Psychology Department’s Undergraduate Advising Office is located in 307 Austin Peay. If you want to schedule an advising meeting and are a Declared Psychology Major, click here.
For Psychology Interest students (includes freshmen with less than 30 hrs, transfer students, and other students with a psychology interest who have not yet declared that major), appointments are available with the department advisor, Ashleigh Powers. To schedule an appointment with Ashleigh, visit Advising and select the Psychology advising center. On the day of your scheduled appointment, please arrive at Austin Peay 307 5-10 minutes early to check in at the advising kiosk. If you need to cancel an appointment, please call 865-974-9735.
Ashleigh also has walk-in hours on a first come, first serve basis several times a week. The current walk-in schedule is posted in Austin Peay 307 at the advising kiosk. All psychology students, including majors with general curriculum questions, are welcome during walk-in hours. Declared majors should see their assigned department advisor first. Though Ashleigh is happy to answer questions for our declared students, she cannot clear advising holds for them. If you are unsure who your advisor is, advisor assignments and contact information can be found in the Banner system on MyUtk.
For general information about advising and ways to prepare for your appointment, please visit the Arts & Sciences Advising website.
Psi Chi, the national honorary society for psychology students, is the focus for numerous activities for majors including speakers, social events, and field trips.
What Can I do with a Psychology Degree?
Students with a bachelor's degree in psychology are employed by business, enter the teaching profession, go to law school, and medical school. The University of Tennessee Career Services provides links to several web pages which discuss career options for psychology majors who are interested in a career in psychology or a related field.
Following is a list of a few areas popular for graduate work. For a more complete listing visit the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science . If you are interested in graduate school, the Psi Chi website has links to helpful web sites.