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. 

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 = 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 110P) 24
MAT 272Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P) 24
BIO 111General Biology (UNC BIOL 101/101L) 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 33
Electives2
Total Hours11

Other Required Hours

ACA 122College Transfer Success (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 101/101L)
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 104)
PHY 152
College Physics II (UNC PHYS 105)
PHY 251
General Physics I (UNC PHYS 116)
PHY 252
General Physics II (UNC PHYS 117)
Select 1 course not already taken through the UGETC component: 23
ECO 251
Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
ECO 252
Principles of Macroeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
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

 UNC-Chapel Hill

Semester 5

PSYC 220Biopsychology 1, 2, H3
or NSCI 222 Learning
or NSCI 225 Sensation and Perception
PSYC 210Statistical Principles of Psychological Research 1, H4
Allied science course #2 1,33
EDUC 301Junior Transfer Seminar - Thriving in Transition (recommended)3
LFIT---Lifetime Fitness1
Electives6
Total Hours20
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
Approaches SS or HS (non PSYC)3
Elective3
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 270Laboratory Research in Psychology 14
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
Electives6
Total Hours16

Semester 8

PSYC ---PSYC course chosen from "Upper Level" list in the Catalog 13
Approaches SS (non-PSYC) course 13
Electives9
Total Hours15

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 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 (two coures from at least two different disciplines)6
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
ECO 252Principles of Microeconomics (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 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 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 & ASTR 101L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 130)
BIO 111 & 112General Biology I & II (UNC BIOL 101 + BIOL 101L + BIOL 279 + BIOL 279L)
CHM 151 & 152General Chemistry I & II (UNC CHEM 101 + CHEM 101L +CHEM 102 + CHEM 102L)
GEL 111Introduction Geology (UNC GEOL 101 + GEOL 101L)
PHY 110/110AConceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)
PHYS 151 & 152College Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 104 + PHYS 105)
PHYS 251 & 252General Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 116 + PHYS 117)
Total Hours34

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.