Psychology, A.A.-B.A.

This is a suggested course plan. It is highly recommended that you meet regularly with your academic advisor to determine your course selection and progress toward graduation. 

This catalog also includes a complete list of requirements for the Psychology B.A. degree.

North Carolina Community College

UGETC Curriculum

UGETCEnglish composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = ENGL 105)6
UGETCHumanities/Fine Arts/Communications (3 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)9
PSY 150General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101) 13
UGETCSocial/Behavioral Sciences (2 additional courses; see UGETC list below)6
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)4
BIO 111General Biology (UNC BIOL 101/101L) 14
Total Hours32

 Additional General Education Courses

XXX 111Foreign Language Level 13
XXX 112Foreign Language Level 23
XXX 211Foreign Language Level 33
Select one course: 24
MAT 172
Pre-calculus Trigonometry (UNC MATH 130)
MAT 263
Brief Calculus (UNC MATH 152)
MAT 271
Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 110P)
Total Hours14

Other Required Hours

ACA 122College Transfer Success (GENR ---)1
Select two courses:6
PSY 237
Social Psychology (UNC PSYC 260) 2
PSY 243
Child Psychology (UNC PSYC 250) 2
PSY 281
Abnormal Psychology (UNC PSYC 245) 2
Select one course:4
AST 111/111A
Descriptive Astronomy I (UNC ASTR 101/101L) 2
AST 151.151L
General Astronomy I (UNC ASTR 101/101L) 2
CHM 151
General Chemistry (UNC CHEM 101/101L) 2
GEL 111
Introductory Geology (UNC GEOL 101/101L) 2
PHY 110/110A
Conceptual Physics (UNC PHYS 101) 2
Total Hours15
Total Community College Hours60

 UNC-Chapel Hill

Semester 5

PSYC 210Statistical Principles of Psychological Research 1, H4
PSYC/NSCI 2xxProgram area course #3 (not already completed by transfer courses) 13
EDUC 301Junior Transfer Seminar - Thriving in Transition (recommended; counts as Sup Ed course #1)3
Minor course #1 or Sup Ed course #13
LFIT ---Lifetime Fitness1
Total Hours17

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Semester 6

PSYC/NSCI 2xxProgram area course #4 (not already completed by transfer courses) 13
One additional PSYC and/or NSCI course above 101 13
Minor course #2 or Sup Ed course #23
Total Hours15

Semester 7

PSYC 270Research Methods in Psychology 13
One additional PSYC and/or NSCI course numbered between 400 and 650. May not include PSYC 493 or NSCI 493. 13
Minor course #3 or Sup Ed course #33
Minor course #4 or elective3
Total Hours15

Semester 8

One additional PSYC and/or NSCI course numbered between 400 and 650. May not include PSYC 493 or NSCI 493. 13
Minor course #5 or elective3
Total Hours15

UGETC Course List (A.A. Curriculum) 

English Composition (two courses)6
ENG 111Writing & Inquiry 1
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1
Humanities/Fine Arts (three courses from at least two different disciplines)9
ART 111Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 180)
ART 114Art History Survey I (UNC ARTH 151)
ART 115 Art History Survey II (UNC ARTH 152)
COM 120Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (UNC COMM 120), OR
COM 231
Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113)
DRA 111Theatre Appreciation (UNC DRAM 116)
ENG 231American Literature I (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 232American Literature II (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 241British Literature I (UNC ENGL 120) 2
ENG 242British Literature II (UNC ENGL 121) 2
MUS 110Music Appreciation (UNC MUSC 141)
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145)
PHI 215Philosophical Issues (UNC PHIL 101) 2
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics (UNC PHIL 160) 2
Social/Behavioral Science (three coures from at least two different disciplines)9
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
HIS 111World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 157)
HIS 112World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 150)
HIS 131American History I (UNC HIST 127)
HIS 132American History II (UNC HIST 128)
POL 120American Government (UNC POLI 100)
PSY 150General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101)
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101)
Mathematics (select one course)3-4
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy (UNC MATH 118)
MAT 152Statistical Methods I (UNC STOR 155)
MAT 171Pre-calculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)
Natural Sciences (select 4 SCH from the following courses):4
AST 111/111ADescriptive Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101 & ASTR 101L)
AST 151/151AGeneral Astronomy I and lab I (UNC ASTR 101 and ASTR 101L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 130)
BIO 111General Biology (UNC BIOL 101 & BIOL 101L)
CHM 151General Chemistry I (UNC CHEM 101 & CHEM 101L)
GEL 111Introduction Geology (UNC GEOL 101 & GEOL 101L)
PHY 110/110AConceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)
Total Hours31-32

Additional Resources

Applying to Carolina

Advising and Community College Course Selection

  • For UGETC, Pre-Major, Elective, or GEC course options, please refer to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement transfer course list.
  • Students should work with their community college academic advisor to ensure appropriate course selection for AA/AS degree completion.

Additional Resources

  • To find out how your N.C. community college coursework will transfer to UNC, please view the Common Curriculum.
  • If you completed an associate's degree prior to 2014 or under the old common curriculum, please view the rules here.