Department of Psychology
Welcome to the Department of Psychology, in the College of Arts and Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University.
The goals of the faculty in the Department of Psychology are to introduce students to the ideas and concepts relevant to this discipline, encourage interdisciplinary learning, prepare students for study in graduate schools, prepare students for entry-level jobs requiring knowledge in psychology, and train students to conduct both basic and applied research. These goals are reached through quality classroom instruction, departmental colloquia, departmental student organizations, internship opportunities through independent study, and individualized research projects.
To function as a professional psychologist, it is necessary to complete graduate training in the discipline. As such, many of the graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees. However, the baccalaureate degree can lead to a career and job opportunities in child care, human and social services, human resources, military services, law enforcement, and mental health services, just to name a few.
The objectives of the Department of Psychology are consistent with the objectives of the College of Arts and Sciences. In general, the Department of Psychology serves the University by offering the undergraduate major in psychology, and by providing services courses for other departments. In addition, the Department prepares students for graduate study in psychology and associated fields, and provides students with skills related to employment at the baccalaureate level.
- PSYCHOLOGY - BACHELOR OF ARTS
Psychology major: The major in psychology must complete 124-126 semester hours of courses. Included in the 124-126 semester hours are 35-37 hours of General Education requirements, 38 hours of psychology courses, 12 hours of non-psychology courses, and 39 hours of free electives.
You must have at least a 2.8 GPA out of high school in order to major in psychology, or a 2.8 in order to transfer into psychology from another university or major.
You must make at least a "C" in ALL of your psychology classes.
You must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 in order to graduate.
Psychology minor: Students desiring to minor in psychology must complete PSYC320 or PSYC321 (3 hours), and three of the following: PSYC324, PSYC420, PSYC434, PSYC439 (9 hours), and two additional psychology electives (6 hours). Students completing the minor must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses for the minor. Students must complete a minimum of 24 academic credits before declaring a minor.
Current number of psychology majors: 506
Current number of full-time faculty: 8
Current number of part-time faculty: 4