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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology, B.S.


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Program Requirements

Core Requirements: Minimum of 38-40 credits in the core curriculum required of all students. Students who enter as first-time freshmen must take an entering freshman and rising junior assessment to complete core requirements.

Program Admission Requirements: A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 is required to declare Psychology as a major. All University College Core Curriculum courses must be fully completed before acceptance to the online degree completion program.

Other Major Requirements: A final grade of “C” or higher must be earned in each course used to fulfill requirements for a minor, electives, or a concentration. At least 50% of the major courses (a minimum of nine Psychology courses) must be completed at Fayetteville State University (on campus, online, at Fort Bragg, or through any other FSU distance learning program). A free elective is any course offered or accepted by the university that has not already been used to fulfill other requirements. Elective selection should be based on the student’s academic interests and eventual graduate school and/ or career goals.

Graduation Requirements: All graduating seniors are required to complete the Graduating Senior Assessment after completing 90 or more semester hours (including credit by examination), but not later than the graduation semester. A minimum final grade of “C” or higher in all Psychology courses is required for graduation. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation. A minimum of 120 credit hours are necessary for graduation. Even if a course requirement is waived, the credit hour requirement remains.

University College Core Curriculum: 38 Credits


Transitional Studies - University Studies: 2 Credits


UNIV 101 -UNIV 102  required for all first time students; UNIV 110  required for transfer students with fewer than 30 transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived. UNIV 111  may be required based on academic performance.

Select one option from the following:

Communication Skills - Written Communication: 3 Credits


Communication Skills - Oral Communication: 3 Credits


Select one from the following:

Information Literacy: 3 Credits


Reasoning Skills - Critical Thinking: 3 Credits


Not required for students with 60+ transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived.

Scientific Literacy - Natural Sciences: 7 Credits


At least one natural science class must include its associated lab. Some majors require two lab sciences, increasing requirement to 8 credits.

Select from the following:

Program Requirements: 82 Credits


Major Electives: 18 Credits


  • Nine credits of PSYC electives

Free Electives: 14 Credits


Minor or Electives: 18 Credits


Total Credit Hours: 120


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