West Virginia Northern Community College


WLU-AAS Psychology With Social Work 2plus2

Psychology with Social Work 2+2
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.

Academic Advisor(s): WH-Herrington (A-L); Hupp(M-Z); WT-Davis; NM-Ferrell

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 Cr. Hrs.
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
ECON 104 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 or
ECON 105  Principles of Microeconomics (3)
HPE 100 General Program in Physical Education 1
HS 100 Introduction to Human Services 3
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 125 Introduction to Sociology 3
First Year – Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
ENG 102 College Composition II 3
GSC 100  Science in the Contemporary World 4
HPE 101  General Program/Physical Education 1
HS 200 Social Welfare Institutions 3
MATH 210  Introduction to Statistics 3
SPCH 105  Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Second Year – Fall Semester Cr. Hrs.
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 4
HS 147 Understanding Human Diversity 3
HPE 105 Personal Fitness 1
HIST 100 World Cultures I  3 or
HIST 101 World Cultures II (3)
POLS 102 American National Government and Politics 3
PSYC 210  Child Psychology 3
Second Year – Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
HPE 110 CPR and First Aid 1
HS 206 Introduction to Counseling Theory 3
HUM  Humanities Core Requirement* 3
PHIL 200 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PSYC 208  Developmental Psychology 3
Total Hours in Program

*Choose from: ENG 200, ENG 201, ENG 210, ENG 211, ART 150 or MUS 105

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