WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College

WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College

Associate in Applied Science

Transfer to West Liberty University
Note: The “2+2” term is used to refer to a transfer agreement through which a student completes an Associate’s degree at one institution and finishes a Bachelor’s degree at another institution. Due to individual student factors, part-time or full-time status, need for transitional education coursework, scheduling and availability of courses, or other factors, all students may not be able to complete these degrees in two (Associate’s) or four (Bachelor’s) years. The term “2+2” does not imply a guarantee that a student will be able to complete all requirements in four years.

Further, 2+2 articulation agreements contain very specific requirements which have been agreed upon and approved by the administration and faculty at both institutions. Because of this, petitions for course substitutions will not usually be considered or approved to allow a student to graduate under a 2+2 program.

Students are encouraged to meet with a member of the Psychology faculty at WLU early in their program of study at WVNCC to obtain information and counseling concerning the Psychology program.

Important Note: Students should be aware that the Bachelor of Sciences degree in Psychology w/ a Social Work minor from WLU does not qualify students for any kind of licensure. Students who are interested in becoming licensed social workers, licensed psychologists, or licensed professional counselors have to complete a B.S.W. degree in an institution that is accredited by NASW and/or complete a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in a field that is license eligible at the Master’s degree level. Consult with an academic advisor for questions related to this note.

Students completing this option will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree from West Virginia Northern. Upon completing the additional credit hours required at WLU, they will receive a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology w/ a Social Work minor.

In addition to the WVNCC courses, applicants for admission to WLU need to have an overall grade point average of 2.0 and meet other program admissions requirements of WLU to be eligible under the 2+2 program. Students must also complete a separate application for the Department of Psychology and fulfill other program admissions requirements.*

Students successfully completing and receiving an AAS degree under the 2+2 agreement with WLU in Psychology should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of the psychology and social work profession and the evolution of its various delivery systems
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts, theories, and strategies used in psychology and social work
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major theories of psychology and human development
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the issues related to the ethical standards of the psychology and social work professions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how social, cultural, family, and individual factors influence needs and affect the delivery of social or psychological services
  • Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skills related to general education curriculum requirements for the 2+2 Associate in Applied Science degree
  • Utilize critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate a readiness to enter a bachelor degree program with appropriate commitment to attendance, initiative, organization, and interest in the profession

*Although a cumulative GPA of 2.0 meets requirements for graduation at WVNCC, students who do not meet the GPA (or other special) requirements at the transfer institution for admission to this baccalaureate program may not be admitted to the program until they are able to meet those requirements. Students should consult with an advisor at the transfer institution early in their program to check on this, and other requirements for admission to the baccalaureate program.


First Year - Fall Semester

Course                                                                                     Cr. Hours
ECON 104 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 105 Principles of Microeconomics

ENG 101 College Composition I         3
HS 100 Introduction to Social Work & Human Services         3
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology         3
SOC 125 Introduction to Sociology         3

 First Year - Spring Semester

Course                                                                                 Cr. Hours
ENG 102 College Composition II          3
MATH 210 Introduction to Statistics          3
PSYC 208 Developmental Psychology          3
SCI Science Core Requirement*          4
SPCH 105 Fundamentals of Speech Communications          3

Second Year - Fall Semester 

Course                                                                                Cr. Hours
HPE 105 Personal Fitness  
HS 147 Understanding Human Diversity        3
HS 210 Intro to Case Management & Counseling        1
HUM Humanities Core Requirement**        3
POLS 102 American National Government and Politics        3
PSYC 210 Child Psychology        3

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course                                                                               Cr. Hours
HIST History Core Requirement#        3
HPE 110 CPR and First Aid        1
HUM Humanities Restricted Elective+        3
PHIL 200 Introduction to Philosophy        3
PSYC 200 Abnormal Psychology        3

Total Hours in Program — 60

*Choose from: BIO 110, CHEM 108 or CHEM 109, GSC 100, or PHYS 104
** Choose from: ENG 200, ENG 201, ENG 210, ENG 211
+Choose from: ART 150 or MUS 105
#Choose from: HIST 100, HIST 101, HIST 110 or HIST 111

Note: West Liberty University may accept up to 72 credit hours from WVNCC; for students who wish to take additional courses for transfer, the following courses are recommended: BIO 110 or GSC 100 and 2 additional HPE credits.