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, developmental 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.

Career Options

Major Requirements

Minimum of 30 semester hours in Psychology required:

  • Introduction to Psychology*
  • Psychological Development in Childhood or Psychological Development in Adolescence
  • Abnormal Psychology or Theories of Personality
  • Research Design and Analysis I
  • Research Design and Analysis II
  • Social Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Info. Processing, Cognition and Memory or Conditioning and Learning
  • Senior Seminar in Psychology
  • One psychology elective (3 semester hours)
  • Mathematics Requirement**

*Also counts toward PSY/SOC Social Science requirement

**Also satisfies major requirement

Minor Requirements

  • Introduction to Psychology*
  • Research Design and Analysis I
  • Physiological Psychology or Info. Processing, Cognition and Memory or Conditioning and Learning
  • Social Psychology or Industrial and Organizational Psych. or Abnormal Psychology or Theories of Personality
  • PSY elective (three semester hours, any upper level psychology course)
  • PSY elective (any Psycology course) (18 semester hours)

Psychology Faculty

Alyssa Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce
arjones@ncwc.edu
252.985.5358

Fred Sanborn, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and
Assistant Director of the Taylor-Crocker Honors Program
Ph.D., Kansas State University
fwsanborn@ncwc.edu
252.985.5334

Kimberly Martin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Duke University
kmartin@ncwc.edu
252.985.5132

Gregory Preuss, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Ohio University
gpreuss@ncwc.edu
252.985.5255