Declaring the Psychology Major

Upcoming Declaration Periods:

The Fall 2018 Declaration period has ended. 

The Spring 2019 declaration period will be from February 1st at 12 noon to February 28th at 3pm.


  • If you are a student wishing to transfer to UNCC from another institution, and you would like to come in as a Psychology Major, please sign up for an account on the Future 49er Web Portal website.  Once you have created an account, you can fill out an application to attend UNCC and select Psychology as your intended Major. 

  • If you are a student currently enrolled at UNCC and would like to change your major to Psychology (or add Psychology as a 2nd major), you will need to meet certain criteria and participate in our declaration process:

    • There are several requirements that need to be met before a student may apply to change his/her major to Psychology. In progress work is not accepted, meaning that all pre-requisite coursework needs to be completed and a grade shown on the Banner transcript.
  • Declaration Criteria:

  1. General Psychology (PSYC 1101) must be 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. Statistics (1220, 1221 or 1222) must be 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).
  3. A Natural Science course with a lab, must be completed with a grade of C or better. The course must eligible to earn General Education Natural Science Credit. Psychology courses (ex. PSYC 1101) may not be used for this requirement.
  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.


To declare the psychology major:

The New Major Application (it is a google survey).


Note: Previous declaration periods had a separate tutorial and declaration application. Beginning Spring 2017, the tutorial was incorporated into the Major Application (above). You are required to have a thorough understanding of the information presented in the tutorial. You can also download a copy of the New Major Tutorial.