Santa Clara University

Psychology department

Advising and Resources

We are happy to have a dedicated staff to help you with your advising needs. Services we offer include general academic course planning, information about how to check your transcript on e-campus, completing pre-graduation evaluations and petitions to graduate, and facilitating mandatory Spring advising.

Peer Advising Hours:  Mon -3:30-5:00 pm, Tues- 12:30 pm -2:30pm, Wed- 3:30pm-5:00 pm Thur - 12:30pm-2:30 pm & Friday from 9:00am-10:30 am

Advising Coordinator Lisa Osteraas' Hours: Mondays - 8:30am -12:30 pm  and Wednesday -12:30pm-4:30 pm and by appointment. 

*** During Mandatory May Advising ( April 20th-May 22) we strongly recommend emailing to schedule your individual appointments instead of "dropping in" or look for emails about group advising meeting times. *****

Location:  Alumni Science 214

Contact Information: or  Lisa Osteraas at

Course Checksheets

Below are examples of course plans for psychology students. You can view them online by clicking the link or download them as a PDF to keep for your files.

Faculty Advising

See ecampus for your assigned advisor. You can e-mail your advisor by finding their information on the faculty page.


Internships allows students to gain valuable insight into psychology related careers. Below are links to help students get involved in internships.

Research opportunities

Many SCU psychology students participate in helping faculty conduct research. Below are links to information about research opportunities. We also encourage students to check out interdisciplinary research opportunities outside of the psychology depart.

Transferring to SCU

The Psychology Department welcomes interested transfer students. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to take an introductory Psychology course and statistics class.