To declare the psychology major:
The Spring 2017 Declaration period has ended. The next declaration period will be in Fall 2017.
Declaring Psychology as a Major
There are several requirements needed before a student may apply to become a Psychology major. In progress work is not accepted, all pre-requisite coursework needs to be completed and a grade shown on the Banner transcript.
- General Psychology (PSYC 1101) AND Statistics (1220, 1221 or 1222) completed with a grade of C or better within two (2) attempts.
- An attempt is defined as: earning an A, B, C, D or F, a W (Withdrawal), using a Grade Replacement (QX), taking a course on an audit (AU), or Pass/No Credit basis (P/N), or an Incomplete (I).
- A Natural Science course with a lab, completed with a grade of C or better. The course must eligible to earn General Education Natural Science Credit. Psychology courses may not be used.
- Completion of at least 12 hours of course work at UNC Charlotte (not in progress). At least one course will need to be Psychology, Statistics, or a Natural Science with a lab.
- An overall GPA of 2.00.
- A Psychology GPA of 2.0 (includes Psychology courses, Statistics, and Natural Sciences, one with a lab).
**When you have met all of the above requirements you may apply for the major.**
PLEASE Note: Beginning with the term after being accepted as a Psychology major there will be a three term sequence of courses that must be take consecutively not concurrently (CANNOT be taken in the same semester):
Research Methods I (PSYC 2101)
Research Methods II (PSYC 2103)
A senior Capstone course.
Each course serves as a pre-requisite for the other and each class must be taken in a separate semester. Summer availability of these courses is NOT guaranteed, if offered will be extremely limited, and should not be expected.
To graduate, a student must earn the last 25% of baccalaureate degree requirements at UNC Charlotte, including the last 12 semester hours of work in the major field and at least six hours of any minor field of study.
Note: Previous declaration periods had a separate tutorial and declaration application. Beginning this semester, the tutorial was incorporated into the Major Application (above). You are required to have a thorough understanding of the information presented in the tutorial. To download a hard copy of the tutorial, please click here.