Degree Requirements | Department of Psychology

Degree Requirements

There are two degree options for psychology majors which must be declared upon doing your degree plan. Please speak with an advisor to decide which option is right for you (Terrill Hall, Room 330). Please complete a degree plan by the end of your freshman year or the beginning of your sophomore year. Bring copies of all your transcripts to the Psychology Department advisors to begin the degree plan process.

All students wishing to declare psychology as a major must first meet the pre-major requirement. 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: PSYC 1630, PSYC 1650, PSYC 2317 and PSYC 2950, completing each course with a grade of at least C, with an average GPA of these four courses of at least 2.5.

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology

1. 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 the catalog and the The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences requirements. 2. Major Requirements: At least 35 hours of psychology course work, composed of the following 17-hour core: PSYC 1630, 1650, 2317, 2950, and 4600; plus 18 additional hours of psychology course work selected with and approved by a faculty advisor. 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. 3. Other Requirements: A 2.5 GPA in psychology course work and a 2.0 GPA in all course work.

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Psychology

1. 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 the catalog and the The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences requirements. 2. Major Requirements: At least 35 hours of psychology course work, composed of the following 23-hour core: PSYC 1630, 1650, 2317, 2950, 3630, 4600, and 4950, plus 12 additional hours of course work selected with and approved by a faculty advisor. 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. 3. Other Requirements: A 3.5 GPA in psychology course work and a 3.0 GPA in all course work.

Minor in Psychology

A minor in psychology requires 18 semester hours, including 6 advanced hours. Some fields may require more than the minimum 18 hours to provide adequate background for employment. Faculty advisors are available to meet with students who minor in psychology.

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