Sherry C. Eaton, Chair
Telephone: (919) 530-6357
Fax: (919) 530-7530
Main Office: 214 Taylor Education Building
The Department of Psychology’s undergraduate program offers comprehensive exposure to the prominent theories and concepts of modern psychology. The curriculum is designed to cultivate critical thinking, analyses, and application of psychological theories and paradigms through effective teaching and research. The program emphasizes self-development and the appreciation of human diversity, service and responsibility for individual, collective and global change. The department promotes the highest standards of teaching, scholarship, and research, thereby creating new paradigms for psychosocial health and well-being in an ever-changing world. Our diverse and highly trained faculty creates a broad spectrum of research and teaching experiences for students in theoretical and applied psychology. The program seeks to provide each student a background in psychology that is both diverse and unifying. Students graduating with the Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology will be able to assume positions in the human services field and/or pursue graduate training in psychology and other behavioral sciences.
The general goals of the undergraduate program are to provide students with competencies sufficient to work in a range of human services agencies and/or to succeed in graduate level studies in psychology or in the behavioral sciences. The departmental courses, based upon empirically determined theory, are designed to be dynamic and functional, to give student integrated knowledge concerning learning, development, maturation, and related adaptation processes. The undergraduate program, which is traditional in purpose and focus, leads to Bachelor of Arts degree is Psychology. Forty-five credit hours* in the major are required to complete the program. It is tailored for serious students who want an in-depth concentration in prominent scientifically based theories and procedures in psychology.
Students who plan to major in Psychology must meet the following requirements before admittance to the department:
- Completion ENG 1110 with a grade of “C” or higher.