College of Health and Human Sciences Department of Psychology

Welcome to the Department of Psychology, in the College of Health and Human 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 our 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.

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.

Degree offered


Department Requirements

Psychology Major Requirements

The major in psychology must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of courses. 

35 credit hours of General Education Courses (GED)

45 credit hours of required psychology courses

9 credit hours of required non-psychology courses

31 credit hours of free electives

The minimum load for a full-time undergraduate is 12 credit hours per semester.

The normal course load for a full-time undergraduate is 15 credit hours per semester.

The maximum course load for a full-time undergraduate is 18 credit hours per semester.

You must average 15 credit hours per semester in order to graduate in four (4) years.

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 Requirements

Students desiring to minor in psychology must complete PSYC 101 or PSYC 110 (3 hours), and 15 additional credit hours of psycology courses.

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: 9

Current number of part-time faculty: 6

Contact Information

George S. Robinson, Jr., Ph.D., Chairman
Department of Psychology
360 Science Building
1601 East Market Street
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC 27411
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