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WU-AAS Psychology 2+2

Psychology 2+2
Associate in Arts Degree
Transfer to Wheeling 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 transitional 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

Academic Advisor(s): WH-Herrington; WT-Davis; NM-Ferrell

Students completing this option will receive an Associate in Arts degree from West Virginia Northern. Upon completing the additional credit hours required at WU, they will receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.

In addition to the WVNCC courses, applicants for admission to WU need to have an overall grade point average of 2.3 and meet other admissions requirements of WU to be eligible under the 2+2 program.*

Students successfully completing and receiving an AA degree under the 2+2 agreement with WU 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 profession
  • 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 WU 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 Arts degree in Psychology from WU 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 program.


First Year – Fall Semester Cr. Hrs.

ENG 101 

College Composition I



HIST Core Requirement +



Restricted Math Core Requirement **


PSYC 105

Introduction to Psychology #


SPCH 105

Fundamentals of Speech Communication



 Total: 15-17



First Year – Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.

ENG 102

College Composition II 3


GSC 100

Science in the Contemporary World


PSYC 208

Developmental Psychology


SOC 125

Introduction to Sociology


Elective ++




Total: 16



Second Year – Fall Semester Cr. Hrs.

BIO 110

Principles of Biology


BIO 113

Animal Biology



Humanities Core requirement*


POLS 102

American National Government


PSYC 210

Child Psychology


Elective ++




 Total: 16



Second Year – Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.

ECON 104

Principles of Macroeconomics


ECON 105

Principles of Microeconomics



Humanities core requirement*


PSYC 218

Exceptional Children


PSYC 200

Abnormal Psychology


SS 255

The Global Community



Total: 15

Total Hours in Program: 62-64

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

** Choose from: MATH 110, MATH 210, or MATH 279.

+ Choose from: HIST 100 or HIST 101.

++ Although electives may be chosen from any three-credicourse, recommended electives include: CIT 117, HS 147, HS 150, HS 206, or PSYC 155.

# Minimum grade of "C" is required for transfer.