While your GPA, letters of recommendation, GRE scores and background of research involvement
are probably the most critical factors determining admission to graduate school, there
are other opportunities you may want to consider.
Enrolling the Honors Program: Participating in the Psychology Honors Program and/or the University Honors Program
can not only enhance your undergraduate education, but it will be viewed favorably
by those who consider your application to graduate school.
Community Involvement: Psychology majors enhance their understanding of the field by becoming involved in
community volunteer work. Many of the human service agencies, hospitals, churches,
school-based intervention programs, shelters, and crisis centers in the Memphis area
provide opportunities for you to apply the lessons of psychology by working with real
people and their problems. Not only does such involvement give you a "real world"
experience of contributing to the betterment of people's lives, but is also provides
a valuable "reality check" for you to see whether a career in a helping profession
really fits your personality and life objectives. The Mental Health Association of
Memphis and Shelby County (323-0633) can provide you with the names and numbers of
agencies that are eager to discuss training and volunteer opportunities to match your