120 Credit Hours


At Carolina University, our Psychology undergraduate programs offer a comprehensive curriculum which results in a solid foundation of valuable knowledge about working with people and organizations, and understanding oneself. Both the BA and BS program requirements are structured to fall in line with the 5 goals of the American Psychological Association, thereby ensuring a solid foundation in the major areas of Psychology. CU's program is distinct because of a wider variety of elective courses accepted for the BA program, and the inclusion of global and leadership requirements for the BA and the BS programs.

Critical thinking and problem solving skills prepare students to enter the workforce after a Bachelor's degree in a wide variety of work settings (counseling, law, business, social work, advertising, criminal justice system, and more). Our programs also provide a strong foundation for those who wish to continue their education in graduate school. Our Bachelor of Science degree emphasizes the scientific aspect of Psychology with training in statistics and research

methods. Our Bachelor of Arts degree is more flexible, in that the students may choose from a wide variety of Psychology elective courses to fulfill their hours of study for the program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Have a knowledge base of current theory, research, and practice in Psychology
  • Be able to approach problem solving with critical thinking skills and scientific reasoning
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical and socially responsible behavior in a diverse world
  • Demonstrate competence in written, oral and interpersonal communication
  • Apply psychological content to effective self-reflection and career preparation

Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Carolina University

Graduation Requirements

In order to become a candidate for graduation, a student:

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at CU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C;
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Carolina University.