Declaring the Psychology Major

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.

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. An overall GPA of 2.00.
  5. 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.