Psychology Pathway

These represent sample pathways toward the Associate of Arts from NC State with a concentration in Psychology – a degree that can be completed online. These courses are also guaranteed to transfer to any public Ohio college under the Ohio Transfer Module (general education) or as applicable to a Psychology-related major. This is just a sample. There are numerous courses that could apply toward this pathway, and with noted exceptions they do not have to be taken in this order. For more information on these programs, go to the degree transfer page.

Tier One Credit Pathway

Course: ENGL 1010 [See footnote 2]
Course Title: English Composition I
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / English: Composition
Course: STAT 1010 [See footnote 3]
Course Title: Probability & Statistics
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / Mathematics & Statistics
Course: PSYC 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OTM / Social & Behavioral Sciences
Course: COMM 1010
Course Title: Speech
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OTM / English: Oral Communication

Either Biology I or Physical Geology:

Course: BIOL 1230 [See footnote 4]
Course Title: Biology I
Credits: 4
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OTM / Natural Science
Course: GEOL 1010
Course Title: Physical Geology
Credits: 4
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG

Tier Two Credit Pathway

Course: ENGL 1030 [See footnote 5]
Course Title: English Composition II
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / English: Composition
Course: HIST 1030
Course Title: American History II
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG

Either Human Growth & Development or Abnormal Psychology:

Course: PSYC 2010 [See footnote 6]
Course Title: Human Growth & Development
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG
Course: PSYC 2050 [See footnote 6]
Course Title: Abnormal Psychology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG

Either Biology II or Historical Geology:

Course: BIOL 1231 [See footnote 7]
Course Title: Biology II
Credits: 4
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: OTM / Natural Science
Course: GEOL 1030
Course Title: Historical Geology
Credits: 4
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG (pending)
Course: POLT 1010
Course Title: American National Government
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG
1 Ohio Transfer Module (OTM): Transferable general education courses regardless of major. Students should consult the state Transfer Module Grid for limits on credit hours by area that are guaranteed general education transfer. Ohio Transfer Assurance Guides (TAG): Technical courses transferable to certain major areas above and beyond OTM courses. In limited instances a course could have both an OTM and TAG label.
2 Placement: proof of college readiness in English (ACT English >=18 or Accuplacer Sentence Skills >=88 or Accuplacer WritePlacer >=5) AND ACT Reading score >= 21 or Accuplacer NextGen Reading Score >=250). If these scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in the 11th grade English class OR a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses OR recommendations from high school English instructor AND counselor.
3 Placement: STAT 1010 requires proof of college readiness in math (ACT Math Score >=22 or Accuplacer College-Level Math >=55 or Accuplacer NextGen Quantitative Reasoning score >=263 or Accuplacer NextGen Advanced Algebra score >=250). If these scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in a higher-level mathematics class (Algebra II or above) OR recommendations from high school mathematics instructor AND counselor.
4 College-level placement in English (see footnote 2 above) and ACT mathematics placement score >= 21 or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of >=58 or Accuplacer NextGen Advanced Algebra >=237.
5 Prerequisite for English Composition II is a C- or above in ENGL 1010.
6 Successful completion of PSYC 1010 is the prerequisite for these courses.
7 Successful completion of BIOL 1230 is the prerequisite for BIOL 1231.