Advising

The Psychology Honors Faculty Advisors are available to advise students on many issues, including course selection, career planning, and engagement in research as it relates to the Psychology degree requirements. To take maximum advantage of advising appointments, come prepared. Bring whatever documents (e.g. the Psychology Requirement sheet and Psychology Handbook) or other information needed for the appointment. The various opportunities of the honors program are brought together for students through ongoing planning with advisors. 

Each honors major is advised by their Psychology Honors Faculty Advisor, as well as by a member of the Honors College staff. An individualized program is tailored to each student's needs. The Psychology Honors Faculty Advisors are:  

  • Professor Joe Lonstein, 219 Giltner Hall, 517-353-8675, lonstein@msu.edu (Advisor for students whose last name starts with A-K)  
  • Professor Susan Ravizza, 285C Psychology Building, 517-432-3366, ravizzas@msu.edu (Advisor for students whose last name starts with L-Z)

Making an Appointment

The best way to make an appointment is to e-mail the Psychology Honors Faculty Advisor.  Students should provide several times they are available, so a meeting can easily be confirmed.

Preparation for Honors Advising Appointments for Planning Academic Progress Plans (APPs)

  • Give thought to the program and the questions in preparation for an advising appointment. 
  • Make a list of interesting courses and look them up on the Schedule of Courses to know when they meet, who the instructor is, etc., and what potential time conflicts may exist.  
  • Make up a tentative schedule (which will probably include a number of options to discuss during the advising appointment).  
  • Make a list of questions that you would like answered during your meeting, so that you do not forget to ask.  
  • Bring any records or other information that may be needed. It is especially important to bring information about other things that might affect the schedule, such as information about an additional major, a specialization, or requirements for admission to a graduate or professional program.  
  • Schedule an appointment as early as possible.