Feb 21, 2019  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, BA

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Admission to the Major

All students wishing to declare psychology as a major must first meet the pre-major. Before declaring psychology as a major, (i.e. filing a degree audit to reflect psychology as the student’s choice of major) all students must first meet the following pre-major requirements:

  1. Completion of 45 hours of college course work with a GPA of at least 2.5.
  2. Completion of the university composition requirement with a grade of C or better.
  3. Completion of the university mathematics requirement and 14 hours of the following Psychology classes listed below completing each course with a grade of at least C, with an average GPA of these four courses of at least 2.5.

Hours Required and General/College Requirements:

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “General University Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences  requirements.

Major Requirements:

At least 35 hours of psychology course work, composed of the following 17-hour core:

Additional Requirements:

At least 18 hours of psychology course work must be taken at UNT. Of these 18 hours, at least 12 hours must be advanced hours.

Other Course Requirements:





Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Graduation Reuirements

The following are graduation requirements for the psychology major:

  1. Once the psychology major has been applied for and approved, which would normally occur in the spring semester of the student’s second year of college, a GPA of 2.5 in all psychology courses must be maintained in order for the student to graduate with a psychology major. If the psychology GPA falls below 2.5, additional psychology courses must be taken and passed with high enough grades to retain a 2.5 GPA to graduate as a psychology major.
  2. Psychology majors must earn a grade of C or better for any psychology courses used in the degree.


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