Psychology 4-Year Plan

First Year

First Semester

  • Liberal Arts Core, Including Psy 120 Principles of Psychology (Liberal Arts Core 5.c.gtP) (15)
  • Consider a UNC learning Community

Second Semester

  • More coursework in the Liberal Arts Core (12)
  • Psychology: Foundation Group (3)

Second Year

First Semester

  • Psychology: Foundation Group (3)
  • Liberal Arts Core including Required Support Course BIO 101 or 110 (Liberal Arts Core 6-gtP) ( 12 credits)

Second Semester

  • PSY 200 Psychological Statistics (3)
  • Psychology Elective (3)
  • University-Wide Electives (9)

Third Year

First Semester

  • PSY 300 Research Methods (3)
  • Psychology: Social/Development Group (3)
  • University - Wide Electives (9)

Second Semester

  • Psychology: Experimental Group (3)
  • Psychology Electives (3)
  • University-Wide Electives (9)

Fourth Year

First Semester

  • PSY 380 Physiological Psychology (3)
  • University-Wide Electives (9)
  •  PSY 491 Field Experience (3)

Second Semester

    • Psychology Elective (3)
    • Psychology Elective (3)
    • University-Wide Electives (9)

    Notes

    This handout should not be used as a substitute for advising or as a substitute for the description of the Psychology Major in the UNC Catalog.

    In order to graduate in four years, you are advised to take an average of 15 credits per semester. These credits fall into three categories: Liberal Arts Core, Psychology Major and University-Wide Electives. University-Wide Electives may take the form of another major, a minor, or additional Psychology credits. Psychology majors are not required to have a minor. Your advisor can suggest a particular set of electives in response to your interests and objectives.

    School of Psychological Science faculty recommends that PSY 300 (Research Methods in Psychology) be taken as soon as possible after PSY 200 (Psychological Statistics and Design).

    Students considering graduate school are encouraged to consider available advance seminars for major only in psychology.

    The Psychology program offers courses in the summer and interim session. Students are encouraged to take summer or interim classes as a means of expediting their degree program or as a means to catch up from taking fewer than an average of 15 credits per semester.