West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

Psychology 2+2 (Transfer to Wheeling Jesuit University)

Psychology 2+2
Associate in Arts
Transfer to Wheeling Jesuit University

Note: The “2+2” term is used to refer to a transfer agreement through which a student completes an
Associate degree at one institution and finishes a Bachelor degree at another institution. Due to individual
student factors, part-time or full-time status, need for developmental education coursework, scheduling
and availability of courses, or other factors, all students may not be able to complete these degrees in 2
(Associate) or 4 (Bachelor) years. The term “2+2” does not imply a guarantee that a student will be able
to complete all requirements in 4 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 completing this option will receive an Associate in Arts degree from West Virginia
Northern. Upon completing the additional credit hours required at WJU, they will receive a
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.
In addition to the WVNCC courses, applicants for admission to WJU need to have an overall
grade point average of 2.3 and meet other admissions requirements of WJU to be eligible under
the 2+2 program.*
Students successfully completing and receiving an A.A. degree under the 2+2 agreement with
WJU Psychology should be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of the history of the field of psychology and the evolution of its
various delivery systems
• Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts, theories, and strategies used in psychology
• Demonstrate knowledge of the major theories of psychology and human development
• Demonstrate knowledge of the issues related to the ethical standards of the psychology
• Demonstrate knowledge of how social, cultural, family, and individual factors influence
needs and affect the delivery of psychological services
• Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skills related to general education curriculum
requirements for the 2+2 Associate in Arts 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
Students are encouraged to meet with a member of the Psychology faculty at WJU early in their
program of study at WVNCC to obtain information and counseling concerning the Psychology
Important Note: Students should be aware that the Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology
from WJU 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 Bachelor and/or Master’s degree in a field that is license eligible. Consult
with an academic advisor for questions related to this note.
*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

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