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    North Carolina Central University
  Oct 16, 2017
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

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 1100 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 1100.

3. Program Requirements:

Non-departmental requirements:

4. Concentration Requirements

5. Additional Requirements

Program Notes:

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.

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 124

Key to symbols used:

* GEC Curriculum Courses - 40
+ Psychology Required Courses - 33
# Psychology Electives (required) - 12
%Non-Departmental Recommended Courses - 12
<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 III course is required.
Students who are required to complete MATH 1000  must earn a grade of “C” or better to take MATH 1110 .

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