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Getting Involved as a Psychology Major

Getting Involved as a Psychology Major.


For psychology majors, getting involved is an important aspect of getting your degree. It is important to gain experience and look for opportunities where you can apply what you have learned in class to real life. There are many different ways to get involved as a Psychology Major.


Join a Research Lab

There is a copious amount of research opportunities in our school, but within the psychology department every fall, spring, and summer session offers research labs that students can join to gain experience. Each research lab, includes a professor, graduate students, and undergrad students. It is best to reach out to a professor at least a semester before joining a lab.

The list of available research labs are listed on the research opportunities page


Teaching Scholars

The Teaching Scholars program is open to all Psychology and Neuroscience majors that will be and are Juniors or Seniors. Teaching Scholars act as TAs in Psychology classes, their responsibilities include hosting review sessions, discussion groups, tutoring, and grading, etc.). Applications for Teaching Scholars are open until November 7th, for the spring 2022 semester.

You can apply with this link.

For further questions about the program  can contact Dr. Smallman at


PsycMentor Intern

As part of the introductory Psyc 105 course, any junior or senior undergraduate can sign up to be a peer mentor for the course. Some responsibilities include explaining to new psychology students your journey as a psychology major, giving advice on graduate programs, and assisting new psychology students with their questions about the major. The internship is held during the fall semester Applications usually open in spring, for further questions you can contact


The Psychology Club

The Psychology Club is a great way for psychology majors to create friendships and network with other psychology students. The Psychology club frequently hosts speakers in the Psychology industry, host social events, and organize volunteering opportunities. To find more information about the psychology club, please visit their website:


Active Minds

Active Minds is a student-led national organization, that connects students with mental health resources and holds multiple events related to mental health awareness. Active Minds helps to destigmatize the conversation around mental health issues in college life.

To learn more about their organization please visit their instagram page, which can be found


CAPS ( HelpLine) 

HelpLine is Texas A&Ms very own mental health service that provides telephone peer support, information, crisis intervention, and referrals to students, as well as those concerned about students. The HelpLine is available from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends when classes are in session. The HelpLine phone number (979.845.2700) The HelpLine is supervised and run by Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), but is staffed by students. There is an application process to join Helpline, their next training  session for accepted is in January.

You can find more information on their volunteer process here