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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, BS

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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 Science 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 23-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.

Other Requirements:

A 3.5 GPA in psychology course work and a 3.0 GPA in all course work.

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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