Academic Requirements for a B.A. in Psychology (Pre-2011 Curriculum)

The Department of Psychology implemented a new curriculum in the Fall of 2011. This involved adding new courses, changing the number designations of existing courses, and implementing new course requirements for students entering UNCW in the 2011-2012 school year or later.

Students who enter UNCW in the 2011-2012 school year or later will follow the requirements for the Psychology Major as described here (The New Psychology Curriculum).

Students who entered UNCW in the 2010-2011 school year or earlier are eligible to graduate under the old requirements (those existing prior to August 2011) as described in the next section [Academic Requirements for the B.A. (Pre-2011 Curriculum)]. Information about navigating the requirements for the Psychology Major or Minor during the transition to the new curriculum are provided below. The information for Psychology Majors is also provided as a QuickTime movie here.

Academic Requirements for a B.A. in Psychology (Pre-2011 Curriculum)

The B.A. degree in Psychology requires 49 hours of course work in psychology consisting of (a) PSY 105, 225, 355, & 405; (b) one course from each of the five categories listed below; and (c) twelve additional hours in Psychology courses at the 300-400 level.  PSY 210, 245 or 265 may be substituted for three of these additional twelve hours.

The following additional requirements must also be met:

Navigating the Requirements of the New Curriculum for the Psychology Major:

Navigating the Requirements of the New Curriculum for the Psychology Minor:

Important Notes for both the Psychology Major and Minor:

*Credit may be obtained for only ONE of the following course pairs:

**Students may not receive credit for 256 if they have completed 456


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