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Advising

Our advisors are here for you every step of the way — to answer questions, offer advice, and celebrate your successes.

NOTE: Freshmen and sophomores should meet with an advisor from College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising and Student Services. Information about scheduling an appointment can be found on the College of Arts and Sciences webpage.

Meet with a Psychology Advisor if you have any of the following questions

  • Degree planning
  • When you might graduate/how many credits you still need
  • What electives to choose
  • Choosing a minor
  • Which classes count for the psychology minor or major requirements
  • Study skills
  • How to get connected in our department
  • What a research assistantship is and how to apply
  • What a teaching assistantship is and how to apply
  • What an internship is and how to apply
  • What to do if you aren’t performing as well as you hoped in a class

Spring 2024 Office Hours

In-Person Office Hours

  • Monday: 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Tuesday: 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Wednesday: 12 PM – 1 PM; 3 PM – 5 PM

Our in-person office hours are held in the Education Building, room EDU 628. These office hours operate on a drop-in basis, meaning you do not need to make an appointment to meet with an advisor. 

Virtual Office Hours

  • Monday: 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Tuesday: 1 PM – 4 PM
  • Thursday: 12 PM – 5 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM – 1 PM

Our virtual office hours are available by appointment only.

Book a virtual advising appointment

We are also available via email — feel free to reach out to psycadvising@boisestate.edu at any time.

Other Advising-Related Information

Content on this page is provided as a quick reference for planning. All official course descriptions/degree requirements/admission standards/program learning outcomes/etc. are published on the Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog site. Click here for more information about obtaining a minor in Psychology and its program requirements. Click here for more information about obtaining a minor in Family Studies and its program requirements.

To request an appeal or an academic adjustment, or if you have course equivalency questions, you can contact the Department Chair, Dr. Cynthia Campbell, at cynthiacampbell@boisestate.edu or contact the Department Associate Chair, Dr. Mary Pritchard, at marypritchard@boisestate.edu.

  • Note to all students: Should you find yourself in a situation here at Boise State where you are getting bounced around from University office to office, feel like no one is really listening to you, or you believe you are getting the run-around, we want to help. Please contact Dr. Campbell or Dr. Pritchard and let us know how we can help.

Meet Our Team

  • Samantha Cary

    Samantha Cary

    Advising Services Coordinator

    Samantha earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Boise State and has since begun working for the Department of Psychological Science as a full-time academic advisor and coordinator of the department’s advising services. Samantha is passionate about helping students and connecting them with resources to help them succeed. In her spare time, you can find Samantha taking long walks around Target, working on art projects, spending time with friends, or eating Mexican food.

    Reach out to Samantha with any questions about degree planning, academic advising, or opportunities available for Psychology majors.

    Schedule an Advising Appointment

    Samantha earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Boise State and has since begun working for the Department of Psychological Science as a full-time academic advisor and coordinator of the department’s advising services. Samantha is passionate about helping students and connecting them with resources to help them succeed. In her spare time, you can find Samantha taking long walks around Target, working on art projects, spending time with friends, or eating Mexican food.

    Reach out to Samantha with any questions about degree planning, academic advising, or opportunities available for Psychology majors.

    Schedule an Advising Appointment

  • Portrait of Diana Reyes Vega

    Diana Reyes Vega

    Psychology Advisor

    Hi, my name is Diana and I am currently a junior at Boise State. I am majoring in Psychology, minoring in Family Studies, and also obtaining an Intermediate Spanish Certificate. I am interested in clinical and counseling psychology and in my spare time, I like to do some self-care, crochet, and binge-watch K-dramas. My goal as a psychology advisor is to help students with anything they may need regarding their academic and professional growth. I look forward to meeting with you!

    Hi, my name is Diana and I am currently a junior at Boise State. I am majoring in Psychology, minoring in Family Studies, and also obtaining an Intermediate Spanish Certificate. I am interested in clinical and counseling psychology and in my spare time, I like to do some self-care, crochet, and binge-watch K-dramas. My goal as a psychology advisor is to help students with anything they may need regarding their academic and professional growth. I look forward to meeting with you!

  • Kayla Smoke

    Psychology Advisor

    My name is Kayla Smoke and I am a Senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Family studies. I am also the president of Psi Chi at Boise State and a member of the Honors College. I am interested in abnormal psychology and gender psychology and love to constantly expand my knowledge in the field. In my spare time, I like to figure skate, exercise, watch movies, and spend time with my Yorkie.

    My name is Kayla Smoke and I am a Senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Family studies. I am also the president of Psi Chi at Boise State and a member of the Honors College. I am interested in abnormal psychology and gender psychology and love to constantly expand my knowledge in the field. In my spare time, I like to figure skate, exercise, watch movies, and spend time with my Yorkie.

  • Portrait of Salma Lamansky

    Salma Lamansky

    Psychology Advisor

    Hi! I’m Salma and I’m majoring in Psychology and getting my Certificate in Addiction Studies. I’m from beautiful Boise, Idaho and I enjoy reading, doing anything outdoors, and spending time with my friends and family.

    Hi! I’m Salma and I’m majoring in Psychology and getting my Certificate in Addiction Studies. I’m from beautiful Boise, Idaho and I enjoy reading, doing anything outdoors, and spending time with my friends and family.

  • Portrait of Tori Violich

    Tori Violich

    Psychology Advisor

    Hi! My name is Tori and I am a Senior here at BSU working towards my Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Minor in Family Studies. After graduation, I want to pursue a PhD in developmental psychology and become a professor at a university. Currently, I also work in the behavioral/mental health field as a Peer Support Specialist. When I’m not busy with school or work, I love to read fictional books, draw, walk in nature, and spend time with my friends!

    Hi! My name is Tori and I am a Senior here at BSU working towards my Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Minor in Family Studies. After graduation, I want to pursue a PhD in developmental psychology and become a professor at a university. Currently, I also work in the behavioral/mental health field as a Peer Support Specialist. When I’m not busy with school or work, I love to read fictional books, draw, walk in nature, and spend time with my friends!