Psychology, A.S.-B.S.

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.

Students who transfer to UNC under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) have all lower-level General Education requirements completed, but must complete these requirements through transfer or UNC coursework: Global Language, Research and Discovery, Lifetime Fitness, Communication Beyond Carolina, Campus Life Experience, and, where applicable, Supplemental General Education. Students who do not transfer in under the CAA should work closely with their advisor to determine which requirements apply to them for the IDEAs in Action General Education curriculum.

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

North Carolina Community College

UGETC Curriculum

UGETCEnglish composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = UNC ENGL 105)6
UGETCHumanities/Fine Arts (2 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)6
PSY 150General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101) 13
UGETCSocial/Behavioral Sciences (1 additional course; see UGETC list below)3
MAT 271Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P) 24
MAT 272Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P) 24
BIO 111General Biology (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 103) 14
CHM 151General Chemistry I (UNC CHEM 101/101L) 24
Total Hours34

 Additional General Education Courses

XXX 111Foreign Language Level 13
XXX 112Foreign Language Level 23
XXX 211Foreign Language Level 3 33
Electives2
Total Hours11

Other Required Hours

ACA 122College Transfer Success (UNC GENR ---)1
Select two courses: 26
PSY 237
Social Psychology (UNC PSYC 260)
PSY 243
Child Psychology (UNC PSYC 250)
PSY 281
Abnormal Psychology (UNC PSYC 245)
Select one course not already taken through UGETC component (allied science course #1): 24
AST 151/151L
General Astronomy I (UNC ASTR 101/100L)
BIO 112
General Biology II (UNC BIOL 279/279L)
CHM 151
General Chemistry (UNC CHEM 101/101L)
CHM 152
General Chemistry II (UNC CHEM 102/102L)
GEL 111
Introductory Geology (UNC GEOL 101/101L)
PHY 110/110A
Conceptual Physics (UNC PHYS 101)
PHY 151
College Physics I (UNC PHYS 114)
PHY 152
College Physics II (UNC PHYS 115)
PHY 251
General Physics I (UNC PHYS 118)
PHY 252
General Physics II (UNC PHYS 119)
Select 1 course not already taken through the UGETC component: 23
ECO 251
Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 4
ECO 252
Principles of Macroeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 4
HIS 111
World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 150)
HIS 112
World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 150)
HIS 131
American History I (UNC HIST 127)
HIS 132
American History II (UNC HIST 128)
POL 120
American Government (UNC POLI 100)
SOC 210
Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101)
Elective1
Total Hours15
Total Community College Hours60
1

Required in the major.

2

Counts in the major.

3

All NC Community College Language courses numbered 211 are approved to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill as a course that completes the GLBL-LANG IDEAs in Action requirement.

4

Must take ECO 251 and 252 to receive credit for UNC ECON 101.

 UNC-Chapel Hill

Semester 5

PSYC 220Biopsychology 1, 2, H3
or NSCI 222 Learning
or NSCI 225 Sensation and Perception
PSYC 210IDEAs in Action General Education logo Statistical Principles of Psychological Research 1, H3
Allied science course #2 1,33
LFIT---Lifetime Fitness1
Elective or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Minor course #1, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Total Hours16
H

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

NSCI 225Sensation and Perception 1, 2, H3
or PSYC 230 Cognitive Psychology
One additional PSYC and/or NSCI course above 101 1, 43
Allied science course #3 1, 33
One additional course (numbered 100 or higher) from a department in the Division of Social Sciences 1, 53
Minor course #2, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Total Hours15
H

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

Semester 7

PSYC 270IDEAs in Action General Education logo Research 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
Allied science course #4 1, 33
Minor course #3, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Minor course #4, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Total Hours15

Semester 8

PSYC ---PSYC course chosen from "Upper Level" list in the Catalog 13
Minor course #5, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Electives or IDEAs in Action Requirements9
Total Hours15
1

Required in the major.

2

PSYC 225 can meet either the behavioral neuroscience or cognitive requirement, but not both

3

At least four additional non-psychology physical and life sciences courses (i.e., PL or PX), including one with a laboratory and one physical science course.  See program requirements for details.   

4

May include three hours of PSYC 395, PSYC 693H, PSYC 694H or NSCI 395; may not include PSYC 190 or NSCI 190.

5

Departments and academic units in the Division of Social Sciences can be found on the Departments by Divisions page in this Catalog.

UGETC Course List (A.S. Curriculum) 

English Composition (two courses)6
ENG 111Writing & Inquiry 1
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1
Humanities/Fine Arts (two courses from at least two different disciplines)6
ART 111Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 111)
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 (two coures from at least two different disciplines)6
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3
ECO 252Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3
HIS 111World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 113)
HIS 112World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 113)
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 two courses)8
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)
MAT 172Pre-calculus Trigonometry (UNC MATH 130 + MATH 110P)
MAT 263Brief Calculus (UNC MATH 152 + MATH 110P)
MAT 271Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P)
MAT 272 Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P)
Natural Sciences (select 8 SCH from the following courses):8
AST 151/151AGeneral Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101/100L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 116)
BIO 111 & 112General Biology I & II (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 103 + BIOL 104)
CHM 151 & 152General Chemistry I & II (UNC CHEM 101/101L +CHEM 102/102L)
GEL 111Introduction Geology (UNC GEOL 101/101L)
PHY 110/110AConceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)
PHYS 151 & 152College Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 114 + PHYS 115)
PHYS 251 & 252General Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 118 + PHYS 119)
Total Hours34

IDEAs In Action Requirements not covered by the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement that could be completed at the Community College:

COM 231 (UNC COMM 113) can fulfill COMMBEYOND; COM 120 (UNC COMM 120), CHM 2512 (UNC CHEM 261 + CHEM 262L) or CHM 2522 (UNC CHEM 262 + CHEM 262L) can fulfill RESEARCH, and PED 110 (LFIT 998) can fulfill LIFE-FIT.

1

Students who complete both ENG 111 and 112 receive credit for UNC ENGL 100 + ENGL 105.

2

Course may have prerequisite(s). Consult the North Carolina Community College Combined Course Library for most current information.

3

ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + UNC GENR 119.

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 transfer credit list for your community college campus.