As a Kent Campus undergraduate psychology major, you have access to a team of three different advisors that will help you through your degree program: (1) The Department of Psychological Sciences Advisors, (2) Academic Advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences, and (3) your Faculty Advisor. Read more about each below and schedule an appointment online today.

Department of Psychological Sciences Advising Office

Mission: The Department of Psychological Sciences Advising Office helps Kent Campus psychology majors realize their potential and achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.  By providing competitive degree and concentration offerings, tailored and transformational advising services, highly marketable internship and research experiences, and innovative professional development opportunities, we strive to help students discover their purpose and their "why" in life.  We commit ourselves to developing a community of change agents who go on to better our society, achieve the unthinkable, and exemplify the true value of a liberal arts degree.


Vision: To be a source of inspiration and help psychology majors create, navigate, and explore their path to future success.


You should schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with a Departmental Advisor if you would like to discuss the following: Bryce, Kristi, Aurora - 3.10.2017

Departmental Advisors meet with Kent Campus students on a formal appointment basis only. You can view advising availability and schedule an appointment with an advisor online by clicking on the blue button below. Appointment slots are 45 minutes in length and take place in Kent Hall 144 (Main Office).

If you are a Regional Campus student, click here to meet with your Academic Advisor at your Regional Campus. Kent Campus Departmental Advisors do not meet with students from the Regional Campuses. 

Late Policy: If you are more than 10 minutes late to your appointment, you will be marked as a "no show" and must reschedule.  If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so by logging into the KSU Advising system using the appointment link below.

Important Considerations: Departmental advising availability is limited. New appointment slots become available every day at midnight, so revisit the link below often for new availability.

You may also meet with a College of Arts & Sciences Academic Advisor in Bowman Hall 105 for advising and to fulfill your required advising appointment if there are no appointment slots available to meet with the Department of Psychological Sciences Advisors (see more information below).


College of Arts & Sciences Advisors

Every Kent Campus student majoring in psychology is assigned an Academic Advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office is located in Bowman Hall 105. Schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with your assigned Academic Advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences, which can be done by clicking the link below, for the following reasons:

  • Fulfill your required advising appointment each semester
  • Get your Advising PIN removed
  • Plan classes for next semester
  • Review and update your GPS Plan
  • Ensure that you are on track for a timely graduation
  • Interpret general University policies and procedures (e.g., Kent Core and Foreign Language requirements)
  • Answer questions about a major change within the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Acquire information about campus resources and academic assistance

The College of Arts & Sciences Advising Office in Bowman Hall 105 also offers Walk-In/Quick Question Advising hours throughout the semester.  You can call 330-672-2062 for more information or to determine if your question/concern can be answered during these Quick Question Advising hours.  To satisfy your "required advising" appointment, you must schedule a formal appointment online by clicking on the blue button below.

Schedule an appointment with a College of Arts & Sciences ACADEMIC Advisor

Department of psychological sciences FACULTY ADVISOR

All Kent Campus undergraduate psychology majors are strongly encouraged to select a Faculty Advisor to work with. Faculty Advisors most commonly advise undergraduate psychology majors on graduate school preparation and graduate school plans, opportunities for involvement in research, and strategies to make the most of their time at Kent State University. Click on the blue button below to learn more about Faculty Advising and the process for how to request a Faculty Advisor.

Learn More About Faculty Advising and the Process For How to request a Faculty Advisor

The Kent Campus Department of Psychological Sciences Advising TEAM:


Bryce Cain, Academic Advisor and Undergraduate Internship CoordinatorBryce Cain serves as Sr. Advisor II & Undergraduate Internship Coordinator for the Department of Psychological Sciences. Bryce received his Master's degree in Higher Education Administration and his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Akron.

Office: Kent Hall 144 (Main Office)
(330) 672-2912




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Aurora Alexander serves as Sr. Advisor I for the Department of Psychological Sciences.  Aurora received her Master of Arts in Counseling & Human Development with an emphasis in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Walsh University and her Bachelor of Arts from Marshall University.

Office: Kent Hall 144 (Main Office)
(330) 672-0665




Faculty Coordinator

Clarissa headshotClarissa Thompson, Ph.D. is the Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator and Associate Professor of Psychology. Clarissa received her Ph.D. in Psychology at The Ohio State University. 

Office: Kent Hall Addition 228
(330) 672-3948



Student Worker
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Rachel Caraffi is the Student Worker for the Department of Psychological Sciences' Advising Office.  Rachel is currently a sophomore psychology major within the Department and assists with various projects and initiatives for the Advising Office.

Office: Kent Hall 144 (Main Office)