Psychology


Overview & Academics

The Psychology program focuses on the development of writing, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning skills. Students learn key concepts and theories in cognitive, emotional, and social processes along with research methods and strategies for psychological assessment. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for a variety of employment settings and further graduate study.

Department Contact

Jay Quinan, Ph.D.
Psychology Program Coordinator
Professor of Psychology
University of Georgia
jquinan@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5133

Career Options

Professional counselors or psychologists (with graduate training)
Public agencies that coordinate services for people or families.
Social and mental Health agencies.
Companies/agencies that provide child development services

Major Requirements
Minimum of 30 semester hours in psychology is required. PSY 111, 201 or 202, 302 or 304, 226, 227, 316, 319, 321, or 322, 410; MAT 213, and one three-semester-hour psychology elective.

Minor Requirements
PSY 111, 226, PSY 319 or 321 or 322; PSY 316 or 317 or 302 or 304; PSY elective.
3 hours of any upper level psychology course; PSY elective (any psychology course). 18 semester hours

Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology* 3
ENG 111 Writing I 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
ENG 112 Writing II 3
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
PSY Major Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
MAT 213** Mathematics Requirement 3
PSY 201 or 202 Developmental Psychology Req. 3
ERS/CHM Geology or Chemistry 3
ERS/CHM Geology or Chemistry Laboratory 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16

 


Spring Semester Credits
Ethics Requirement 3
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 2
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits
PSY 226 Research Design & Analysis I 3
PSY 302 or 304 Personality Psych. Requirement 3
PSY 316 Social Psychology 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
PSY 227 Research Design & Analysis II 3
PSY 319 Physiological Psychology 3
ANT/HIS/SOC International Studies Requirement 3
Upper Level Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
PSY 321 or 322 Cognitive Psychology Req. 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
PSY 410 Senior Seminar (PSY Major Capstone.) 3
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
Upper Level Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15