Psychology (BA): General (16PSYCHBA)

Critical Path Courses – Identify using the code (CP) which courses are considered critical path courses which represent specific major requirements that are predictive of student success in a given program/plan. Place the (CP) next to the credit hours for the course.

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 labB 4 (CP) Social Science Elective D,7 3
Mathematics Elective A 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspective Requ.G 3
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research H 4 (CP) PE IXX Fitness and Wellness Course E 1
PE IXX Fitness and Wellness Course E 1 Free Elective9 5
15 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics ST A 3 (CP) PSY 376 Developmental Psychology 3
Philosophy Elective 5 3 Literatue Elective (Group I) C, 3 3
Natural Science Elective 3 Natural Science Elective and lab 8 4
Foreign Language 201K, 8   3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspective Requ.G 2
PSY 311 Social Psychology 3 Free Elective 9 3
15 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PSY 420 Cognitive Processes 3 PSY 430 Biological Psychology 3
Psychology Elective 10 3 Psychology Elective 10 3
History Elective (Group I) C, 1 3 History Elective II 2 3
GEP Additional Breadth Requirement F(Math Sci/Nat Sci/Engineering) 3 Social Science Elective D, 7 3
Free Elective9 3 Free Elective 9 3
15 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Psychology Elective10 3 Psychology Elective 10 3
Psychology Elective10 3 Social Science Elective7 3
Literature Elective (Group II) 4 3 Arts and Letters Elective 6 3
Social Science Elective7 3 Free Electives 9 6
Free Elective9 3
15 15

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K,11,12,13 : 120

Major/Program Footnotes:

  1. History I One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History I course list (a 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western)
  2. History II 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, i.e., United States or other Western Culture)
  3. Literature I One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature I list (a survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century)
  4. Literature II One 3-credit hour 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. Philosophy Any PHI course on the approved GEP-Humanities list
  6. Arts and Letters One 3-credit hour course is required from the College-approved Arts & Letters course list
  7. Social Sciences Twelve (12) credit hours, selected from College-approved list, required from three different disciplines, six (6) must be on GEP-Social Sciences list. Psychology courses may not be taken to satisfy the College’s social science requirement.
  8. Foreign Language Completion of FLx 201, or comparable proficiency as demonstrated by examination
  9. Free Electives Only 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U)
  10. Psychology Electives Fifteen credit 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 must be at the 400 or 500 level. Only 6 credits of PSY 499 may be used towards the 15 hours of PSY electives.
  11. All courses in the major must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Natural Science 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.
  1. Major Residency Requirements A minimum of 16.5 hours of psychology courses must be completed at NC State.
  2. Major Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements Check with Department of Psychology. A 2.0 overall gpa is required for graduation.

 

*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 Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  Minimum requirements satisfied by major’s ST 311 and Mathematics 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:  Minimum requirements satisfied by major’s Biology in the Modern World or Basic Natural Science requirement, plus the Additional Natural Science requirement.

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:  Minimum requirements are satisfied by College History I and Literature I 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:  Minimum requirements are satisfied by College Social Sciences requirement.

E. Physical Education/Healthy Living (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living 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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