Degree Requirements | Department of Psychology

Degree Requirements

Major in Psychology

As a psychology major, our program offers hands-on learning experiences. Students may conduct a research project under the direction of a faculty member through a senior honors thesis program, which helps them become more competitive for doctoral psychology programs. Once you are in senior standing and have received department approval, you can also enroll in PSYC 4510 to receive practical experience in a supervised setting.

There are two degree options for psychology majors. Please speak with an advisor to decide which option is best for you. Visit the Advising Page for more information.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology

Learn more about the steps for Prospective Students on pg. 21 of our Undergraduate Manual.

Graduation requirements

  1. Completion of 120 hours with 42 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level)
  2. Overall GPA of at least 2.0
  3. At least 35 hours of Psychology course work, 18 of which must be advanced hours. Must also include the Psychology Core: PSYC 1630, PSYC 2317/3317 (includes lab section), PSYC 3650, & PSYC 4600
  4. Must earn a C in each course and a minimum 2.5 GPA in core classes listed above. University composition requirement with a C or better is also required
  5. The Psychology Department will not apply psychology courses taken at another institution towards the major unless the grade in that is "C" or above.
  6. Visit the B.A. and B.S. Degree Requirement Pages for more specific information on what is needed to graduate based on your degree of choice.

Minor in Psychology

A minor in psychology requires 18 semester hours, including 6 advanced hours (3000 or 4000). Some fields may require more than the minimum 18 hours to provide adequate background for employment. Faculty advisors are available to assist students who minor in psychology.

Transfer Student Requirements

  • At least 18 hours of psychology courses must be taken at UNT, and at least 12 hours must be advanced courses (3000 or 4000 level)
  • A maximum of 17 hours in psychology coursework may be transferred and applied toward the psychology major at UNT
  • Verify how many hours remain before you reach excessive hours, and then identify the core curriculum you have left

Schedule an appointment with an advisor from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Science (CLASS) Academic Advising or our Psychology Department Academic Advising for further guidance

For more information refer to pgs. 18-19 on our Undergraduate Manual.