Undergraduate Resources

General Concerns

For general questions, please email the Undergraduate Psychology Office at ugpsyc@gmu.edu 

Dr. Michael Hurley is in charge of Undergraduate Academic Advising. His signature may be required on some documents, but most documents can be signed by the advisors in our academic advising office. To schedule an appointment, please do so through Navigate

General concerns about policies, procedures, instructors, or classes that fall specifically under the Undergraduate Psychology Program can be shared with the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies Dr. Erin Murdoch.

Depending on the nature of the concern, the Associate Chair or Academic Advising will take appropriate steps to address the concern.

Information about appealing your grade can be found here.

Bookstore

George Mason has a full-service bookstore located on the main level of the Johnson Center. Students may order books online, check textbook requirements by class/section and purchase Mason gear. During the first week of the fall and spring semesters, the bookstore is traditionally open for extended hours. The University Bookstore website has more information.

Counseling Services

School can be a stressful time for students, and it is important to seek help if you need it. Area counseling centers provide a wide range of services to students in need of assistance. Contact them directly for consultations and fee schedules. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please contact the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

Disability Services

Disability Services at George Mason University is committed to upholding the letter and spirit of the laws that ensure equal treatment of people with disabilities.  Under the administration of University Life, Disability Services implements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services that afford equal access to university programs and activities.  Students can begin the registration process with Disability Services at any time during their enrollment at George Mason University.  If you are seeking accommodations, please visit the Disability Service Website for detailed information about the Disability Services registration process.

Housing

Housing and Residence Life is committed to providing a safe and well-maintained student centered environment that is innovative and inclusive of a global community.  They are dedicated to creating a home that enriches the student experience. For questions regarding housing at George Mason including fees, available buildings, and policies, please visit the Housing Website.

Libraries

George Mason has five libraries, two of which are located on the Fairfax Campus. The University Libraries website has hours of operation, directions, and services offered.

Mason Merit Scholarships

George Mason awards millions of dollars in scholarships to incoming freshmen every year. These awards not only recognize strong academic talent and achievement, but also special talents and other personal characteristics, without regard to an applicant’s financial need. To take advantage of the scholarships, or to check your eligibility please visit the Financial Aid Website.

Office of the University Registrar

The role of the Office of the University Registrar is to serve as stewards of academic information by creating, maintaining, certifying, and protecting student course, degree, and student records. This is where a student would go for official semester calendars and University policies.

OSCAR

The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) provides students the opportunity to connect with faculty and to the research and creative mission of the institution. Students will see their education as a process of discovery, inquiry, and synthesis; these are the core values of the Mason student experience. Faculty engage students in current and relevant activities using new paradigms of instruction and active modeling of critical thinking. For more information or to keep track of upcoming events, please visit the OSCAR website.

Psychology Club

The GMU Psychology Club is a student-run organization that is open to all majors which allows students with an interest in psychology to build leadership and communication skills while expanding their understanding and knowledge of psychology. For more information contact Dr. Mike Hurley, or visit their Mason 360 Page.

Study Abroad

The Global Education Office (GEO) facilitates international learning opportunities for Mason faculty and students through a diverse array of study abroad programs that are accessible and engage students in meaningful and life-changing experiences. There are programs to study abroad during the Fall and Spring semesters, as well as programs that run during the Winter and Summer Break. Contact the GEO office to find opportunities and programs, as well as scholarships to help facilitate your trip abroad. 

Student Support and Advocacy Center

The Student Support and Advocacy Center is committed to providing an empowering environment for all Mason students to seek support services and to explore healthy life choices. They offer educational programming, one-on-one consultations, and resources in the areas of sexual and interpersonal violence, financial well-being, substance use, and collegiate recovery. Please visit their website for more information.

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Undergraduate Academic Affairs supports the development of undergraduates in the College by serving as a resource for students, staff, and faculty on all things related to student and academic affairs. We work with other college and university constituents to ensure a positive experience for students throughout their time at Mason, from recruitment and orientation to degree conferral. This is where you would go for specific policies regarding to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. This would include policies around academic appeals, suspension, and warnings. For more information, please visit their website.

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides tutoring and delivers our workshops meant to help help students, faculty, and staff with their written work. They work with writers through all stages of the writing process from brainstorming and organizing to revising and polishing. To make an appointment or view a full list of their services, visit their website.

What Can You do with your Psychology Degree?

The Psychology Department has complied a list of resources that are designed to help you as you determine what to do next with your psychology degree. Please note that these links will take you off the George Mason University Psychology Department Website.

STEP What Can you Do with your Psychology Degree? The Student Training and Education in Public Service has put together a good resource that can help you navigate what jobs you can get with your psychology bachelor's degree.

APA Careers Guide. The American Psychological Association has a career guide that can help you with your future plans. This guide also has some additional APA resources for students groups that might assist you as well. 

Careers in Psychology. Is a resource that helps you research the fundamental questions you might have while looking for a job in psychology, such as what you would be doing from day to day, and whether jobs will focus on specific areas of interest. 

APA Monitor. The APA also has a downloadable list of materials that can help narrow down the many careers available to those students who are looking for something to do with their degree.