Nov 14, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Psychology, B.A.


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Curriculum Requirements


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.  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. Students who plan to major in Psychology must complete English 1110 with a grade of “C” or higher before admittance to the major.

1. 120 Credit Hours:


Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU. Students must earn grades of “C” or higher in all courses required for the major. Students must earn grades of “C” or higher in prerequisite courses before admittance to courses for which the prerequisites are required.

2. General Education Requirement:


Complete General Education Curriculum  as required by the university and detailed on the four-year course of study. Students must have a “C” or better in ENG 1110 .

3. Program Requirements:


4. Concentration Requirements


5. Additional Requirements


Program Notes:


Four- Year Curriculum Plan


Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Psychology

For key to symbols used, please see “key” below.

Freshman Year

Many courses listed in the first year of this plan are specific to this degree program and may not fulfill degree requirements for other programs at the University. Students are advised that changing their program of study from this major to another major, after the first year, can extend the time until graduation by a semester or more.

Fall Semester 

*  ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )  

* MATH 1100  -  College Algebra and Trigonometry I ( 3 )  

UNIV 1100  -  First Year Seminar ( 2 )  

MFL 1192  -  Elementary (Critical Language) II ( 3 )  

*  HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

* HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )  

Spring Semester

*  ENG 1210  -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

BIOL 1000  -  Heredity and Society ( 3 )  

PSY 2100  -  General Psychology ( 3 )  

*  HUM 2410  -  Arts & Humanities I ( 3 )  or HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

*  PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

< Elective (3)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

MSCM 1250  -  Elements of Speech Communication ( 3 )  or MSCM 2200  -  Introduction to Public Speaking ( 3 )  

* GEC Science Requirement (3)

+  PSY 2130  -  Psychology as a Profession ( 3 )   (WI)

+  PSY 2400  -  Introductory Statistics for Students of Psychology ( 3 )  

< Elective (3) 

Spring Semester

*  HIST 1530  -  The Black Experience to 1865 ( 3 )   or

*  HIST 1540  -  The Black Experience Since 1865 ( 3 )  

+  PSY 3310  -  The Psychology of Human Development and Maturation ( 3 )  

+  PSY 2410  -  Intermediate Statistics for Students of Psychology ( 3 )  

*  GEC HUM Requirement (3) 

< Elective (3) 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

+  PSY 3100  -  Abnormal Psychology ( 3 )  

+  PSY 3300  -  Experimental Psychology ( 3 )   

#Cluster A, B, or C (3)

HEDU 2200  -  Health Behavior for Effective Living ( 3 )  

<Elective (3)

Spring Semester

+  PSY 3400  -  Psychological Measurement ( 3 )  

+  PSY 3500  -  Intro to Black Psychology ( 3 )  

#Cluster A, B, or C (3)

PHIL 2210  -  Ethics ( 3 )  

<Elective (3)

Senior Year

Fall Semester

+  PSY 4100  -  Psychology of Learning ( 3 )  

#Cluster A, B, or C (3)

%  SOCI 2100  -  Principles of Sociology ( 3 )  

<Elective (3)

<Elective (3)

Spring Semester

+  PSY 4920  -  Senior Seminar ( 3 )  (WI)

#Cluster D (3)

<  Elective (3)

<  Elective (3)

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 120

Key to symbols used:

* GEC Curriculum Courses - 39

+ Psychology Required Courses - 33

# Psychology Cluster Electives (required) - 12

%Non-Departmental Recommended Courses - 9

<General Electives - 27

SI = Speaking Intensive Course

WI = Writing Intensive Course

Foreign Language II - Placement based on test scores; students may be placed in Levels I or II.  One Level II course is required.

Students who are required to complete MATH 1000    must earn a grade of “C” or better to take  MATH 1100  or MATH 1110   .

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