Undergraduate Student Resources

Your academic and career success are our main priorities. Here, you will find everything you need to help you succeed, including information on declaring a major, academic assistance, help with writing, work experience opportunities and more. And remember, our faculty and staff are always there to help; just ask.

DECLARING A MAJOR

Students are encouraged to declare their Major in Psychology (specialization) at the end of their first year. To be admitted to the major program, you must successfully complete both PSYO 111 and 121 (or equivalent) and a minimum of 24 credits. To continue as a psychology major, you must register in and successfully complete, both PSYO 270 and 271 (or equivalent).

Declaring Your Specialization

You must declare your Psychology specialization before registering for your courses. Wait until your registration date and time, and then proceed to declare your specialization. To complete you declaration online:

  1. Select ‘Specializations’ to view a list of all degree programs which have specializations.
  2. Select your degree program.
  3. Select ‘Psychology’ and then ‘Psychology Major’ from the subject list.
  4. Click on the ‘Add Spec’ button.

If the specialization indicates that you must contact the department, you will not be able to declare online. Contact psychology.okanagan@ubc.ca if you have any problems.

Changing Your Specialization

To change your specialization, browse through the specialization list to find the specialization you want. Use the ‘Switch Spec’ button to make the change.

Faculty program advisors

Program advisors are faculty members who can help you with course selection, deciding on a major, ensuring you are meeting degree requirements, and even career advice. They serve as a valuable resource in helping you achieve your educational and career goals.

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Undergraduate Student Forms

The following documents are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. Most online fillable forms can be saved to your computer.

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ACADEMIC ADVISING AND LEARNING SUPPORT

Get help with planning your program, study skills, exam preparation, tutoring, career planning, and more. Academic advisors are all about helping you succeed.

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UBC OKANAGAN LIBRARY—WRITING AND RESEARCH

More than just books, the library offers research guides, style guides, tutorials, and workshops on writing and researching, as well as a specific librarian for each subject.

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CAREERS AND WORK EXPERIENCE

Whether you’re looking to gain some work experience while you study, need to augment your finances, or are looking for a career after you’ve graduated, Career Services can help. Visit their website to get information on the Work Study employment program, Co-op program, labour market stats, resume building and interview skills, career fairs, volunteer opportunities, or to browse the UBC Okanagan job board.

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INTERNATIONAL LEARNING

UBC Okanagan offers a wide range of opportunities to learn and do research abroad through programs like Go Global, exchange and research abroad, and summer study at partner universities. If you’re looking for an opportunity to travel and learn, make sure you take advantage of these programs.

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EVERYTHING ELSE—STUDENT SERVICES

Didn’t find what you were looking for above? Visit the Student Services website, where all of the information about the services offered to students is housed. In addition to the services already mentioned, you will find information on everything from courses, registration and exams to tuition, scholarships, housing and wellness.

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