Psychology Learning Communities

PLC Honor Roll Students of 2017

Picture above: Honor Roll Reception (Learning Community Students)

What is a Learning Community?  

Learning Communities are small groups of students with similar interests who take courses together and participate in shared academic and social experiences designed to enhance the first-year experience.  There are many learning communities on campus, and students can choose the one that best matches their interests.  The Department of Psychological Science has two Learning Communities: 

Psychology Learning Community (PLC) - the best choice for first-year students majoring in Psychology!  The PLC does not have a residential component; members are allowed to select the housing of their choice.

Community Psychology Learning Community (CPLC) - for transfer students, either those transferring from a community college or other university, or those who come out of high school with enough college credits to be a sophomore, and who have a strong social justice orientation and an interest in using psychology to change the world!

Both Learning Communities in Psychology provide:

  • A “block” schedule of courses customized for Psychology majors
  • Activities and assignments that help you get the most out of your psychology major and degree
  • Connections to all the offices and services available on campus to help you succeed—the Learning Center, the Career center, the Counseling Center, the Leadership Development Office, and Study Abroad! 

Other Learning Communities at UNC Charlotte

If you are interested in a residential Learning Community, or are not eligible for the PLC, please check out the Arts and Sciences Learning Community and other communities here.