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Advising

Photo of the PSYC Advising Team (Sage Ashton, Sami Robinson, Samantha Cary, Glenn Reese, and Lauren Pezina).
Sage Ashton, Sami Robinson, Samantha Cary, Glenn Reese, and Lauren Pezina

Our advisors are here for you every step of the way — to answer questions, offer advice, and celebrate your successes. Go here to learn more about the undergraduate degrees offered by the Department of Psychological Science and Get Psyched!

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 Psychology Advising Office Hours

NOTE: We will not be holding office hours on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day. We will return to the office Tuesday, January 17.

  • Monday: 3 PM to 5 PM — In-Person (EDU 628)
  • Tuesday: 3 PM to 5 PM — In-Person (EDU 628)
  • Wednesday: 3 PM to 5 PM — Virtual (Zoom)
  • Thursday: 3 PM to 5 PM — In-Person (EDU 628)

The PSYC Advising office is located in the Education Building, room EDU 628. We are also available via email — feel free to reach out to psycadvising@boisestate.edu at any time.

Join our virtual office hours

Freshmen and sophomores can meet with an advisor in the Center for Advising and Student Success. Information for scheduling an appointment can be found on their website.

Click here for more information about obtaining a minor in Psychology 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. Eric Landrum, at elandru@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. Landrum or Dr. Pritchard and let us know how we can help.

Meet Our Team

  • Samanta 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 exercising, painting, 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 exercising, painting, 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

  • Photo of Glenn Reese, Psychology Advisor

    Glenn Reese

    Psychology Advisor

    Hello, my name is Glenn. I am in my Senior year, pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Though I am a non-traditional student, I am not in my senior years as a person. I am just exuberantly middle aged. I plan on continuing my education after my Bachelor’s degree with a Master’s in counseling. I do really enjoy being in school again, but when I am not learning, you can find me either on my snowboard, scaling a cliff, standing in front of an easel drawing, or sitting behind my guitar and microphone. I am very happy to be part of the PSYC Advising team here, I am in good company! Hope we have the chance to meet.

    Hello, my name is Glenn. I am in my Senior year, pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Though I am a non-traditional student, I am not in my senior years as a person. I am just exuberantly middle aged. I plan on continuing my education after my Bachelor’s degree with a Master’s in counseling. I do really enjoy being in school again, but when I am not learning, you can find me either on my snowboard, scaling a cliff, standing in front of an easel drawing, or sitting behind my guitar and microphone. I am very happy to be part of the PSYC Advising team here, I am in good company! Hope we have the chance to meet.

  • Photo of Sage Ashton, Psychology Advisor

    Sage Ashton

    Psychology Advisor

    Hello! My name is Sage. I am a junior here at Boise State, studying Psychology and Spanish. After I graduate, I plan to continue my education with a Master’s degree in social work before landing back in my hometown of Tetonia, Idaho as a counselor or social worker. In my spare time you can find me reading, spending time with loved ones, cooking, and falling down Wikipedia rabbit holes.

    Hello! My name is Sage. I am a junior here at Boise State, studying Psychology and Spanish. After I graduate, I plan to continue my education with a Master’s degree in social work before landing back in my hometown of Tetonia, Idaho as a counselor or social worker. In my spare time you can find me reading, spending time with loved ones, cooking, and falling down Wikipedia rabbit holes.

  • Photo of Sami Robinson, Psychology Advisor

    Sami Robinson

    Psychology Advisor

    Hello! My name is Sami Robinson and I am a Junior at Boise State University. I am currently working towards my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies. My goal is to go to graduate school to become a school psychologist. Some of my favorite hobbies include reading, baking, and hiking. I also enjoy spending time with my family. 

    Hello! My name is Sami Robinson and I am a Junior at Boise State University. I am currently working towards my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies. My goal is to go to graduate school to become a school psychologist. Some of my favorite hobbies include reading, baking, and hiking. I also enjoy spending time with my family. 

  • Photo of Lauren Pezina, Psychology Advisor

    Lauren Pezina

    Psychology Advisor

    Hi, my name is Lauren Pezina and I am a Junior here at Boise State! I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in Family Studies. After graduation, I plan to continue my education and get my Master’s in school counseling. In my free time I love to bake, cook, read, write poetry, and go thrift shopping. I am looking forward to a great semester with you all!

    Hi, my name is Lauren Pezina and I am a Junior here at Boise State! I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in Family Studies. After graduation, I plan to continue my education and get my Master’s in school counseling. In my free time I love to bake, cook, read, write poetry, and go thrift shopping. I am looking forward to a great semester with you all!