Psychology (BA): General (16PSYCHBA)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PSY 200 Introduction to Psychology 3 (CP) PSY 230 Introduction to Behavioral Research 3 (CP)
BIO 105/106 Bio in Modern World/ and BIO lab,B 4 (CP) Social Science Elective D,3 3
Mathematics Elective A,I 3 ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research H 4 (CP)
Foreign Language 102K,5 / Free Elective10 3 Foreign Language 201 K,5 3
HSS 120 (GEP Interdisciplinary Perspective Requ.)G 2 PE IXX Fitness and Wellness Course E 1
15 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics ST A 3 (CP) PSY Core Course8 3
History Elective (Group II)2 3 History Elective (Group I) C, 2 3
Natural Science Elective B,7 3 Natural Science Elective and lab 7 4
Free Elective10 3 Social Science Elective D,3 3
PSY Core Course 8 3 Free Elective 10 3
PE GEP Healthy Living Elective E 1
15 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PSY Core Course 8 3 Psychology Elective 9 3
PSY Core Course 9 3 Psychology Elective 9 3
Literature Elective (Group I) C, 4 3 Philosophy Elective 6 3
GEP Additional Breadth Requirement F(Math Sci/Nat Sci/Engineering) 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Requirement G 3
Free Elective10 3 Free Elective 10 3
15 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Psychology Elective9 3 Psychology Elective 9 3
Psychology Elective9 3 Social Science Elective3 3
Literature Elective (Group II) C, 4 3 Arts and Letters Elective 11 3
Social Science Elective3 3 Free Elective 10 3
Free Elective10 3 Free Elective 10 3
15 15

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J : 121*12

Program requirements and footnotes
1. Choose from MA 107, 111, 114, 121, 131, 231, 241, and MA/LOG 335. Credit will not be given for MA 100, 101, 103, 105.
2. One 3-credit course required from the college-approved History I course list (a 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly difference from our own, i.e., pre-industrial or non-Western), and one 3-credit course required from the college-approved History II course list (a 200-level survey course covering our own or a similar culture).
3. Four 3-credit courses from 3 different disciplines including: ANT, ARC, EC, PS, SOC. Also ENG 210, GEO 220, IDS 401, or STS 402. Six of the twelve social science credits must be chosen from the GEP Social Sciences course list. Psychology courses may not be taken to satisfy the Social Science course requirements.
4. One 3-credit course required from the college-approved Literature I list (a survey course covering literature outside the U.S. prior to the 20th century), and one course required from the college-approved Literature II list (any course that meets the Literature I requirement, or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature, or an upper division survey course or literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language).
5. a. Students with high school credit or other knowledge of French, German, Latin, or Spanish must take a placement test to determine the appropriate level for their first course.
b. Students who place in FL 202 or above have met the language requirement and are eligible to receive 3 hours of advanced placement credit by enrolling in the course into which they are placed and earning a grade of  “C-” or better on the first attempt.
c. FL 201 is required for graduation. Note: FL 101 will not count towards graduation unless in a language other than the one used to fill the University’s FL 102 proficiency requirement.
6. Three hours are required in Philosophy.  Choose from PHI courses on the GEP Humanities course list.
7. Two courses from the GEP Natural Sciences list. One of the two courses must have a lab.
8. Four courses (12 credit hours) must be taken from the following list to meet the PSY Core Course requirement: PSY 311, 376, 420, 430. Courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better.
9. Fifteen hours of psychology course electives selected from any Psychology course in the NCSU course catalog or on the approved transfer list. At least two courses mst be at the 400 or 500 level. Courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Only 6 credits of PSY 499 may be used towards the 15 hours of PSY electives.
10. Students may elect to take 12 hours of Free Elective courses S/U.
11. Arts and Letters: One 3-credit course required from the college-approved Arts & Letters course list.
12. All courses in the major must be passed with a C- or better. ENG 101 and Natural Resource Requirements must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Students may count a maximum of 2 D’s in other courses used to satisfy graduation requirements.

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematics Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Satisfied by major requirements
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Satisfied by major requirements
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Satisfied by major requirements
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Satisfied by major requirements
E. Physical Education/ Healthy Living (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list. 
F. Additional Breadth  – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
___Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or x Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. 
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course  list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. 
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL 102 level is required for graduation.

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