Academic Standards

Psychology Program

Academic regulations for psychology are in addition to general college policies for all part-time and full-time students. Part-time and full-time students must meet all the academic regulations listed below.

  1. Grade and Q.P.A. requirements
    1. Freshman academic requirements:
      1. Students must maintain a semester and cumulative average of a minimum of 2.0.
      2. Students must maintain a minimum grade of C in all 100- and 200-level courses required in the major and for all other courses required for the major.
      3. Students who fail to meet these requirements are placed on program probation where they will remain for two semesters (see B.1 and B.2 Probationary Standing).
      4. Students are permitted to repeat a course once. Permission to repeat a course must be obtained from the faculty in that course on a space-available basis.
    2. Sophomore, junior and senior academic requirements:
      1. Students must maintain a semester and cumulative average of a minimum of 2.33.
      2. Students must maintain a minimum grade of C in all 100- and 200-level courses required for the major.
      3. Students who fail to meet these requirements are placed on program probation where they will remain for two full-time semesters (see B.1 and B.2, Probationary Standing).
    3. Psychology elective academic requirements
      1. Students must achieve a C or better in 7 psychology electives with courses chosen from at least four of the fundamental areas and including at least two courses at the 400-level.
      2. Students earning less than a C in any psychology elective may
        1. Choose to repeat the course when it is next offered.
        2. Choose to take a different elective to apply towards the major (in which case, the student cannot apply the elective graded below a C towards the psychology major).
  2. Probationary standing:
    1. Students who are placed on program probation have the following limitations:
      1. Students who are placed on probation will be limited to 12 credit hours per semester.
      2. Students will remain on probation for two full-time semesters, during which time they must fulfill the conditions of probation or be dismissed from the program.
      3. Students with probationary status must have the permission of the internship coordinator before registering for PSY 469 or PSY 470. In order to obtain this permission, students must demonstrate the ability to meet academic and professional standards of the program required for the internship experience.
    2. Students on program probation are required to meet the following conditions in two full-time semesters or be dismissed from the program:
      1. Freshmen must maintain a semester and cumulative average of a minimum of 2.0.
      2. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors must maintain a semester and cumulative average of a minimum of 2.33.
      3. All students must meet with their academic advisor at least three times during the probationary semester; it is the responsibility of the student to coordinate these meetings.
      4. All students must maintain a minimum grade of C in all 100- and 200-level courses required in the major and for all other courses required for the psychology major.
    3. Previously dismissed students who re-apply and are re-accepted into the program will be on program probation for two full-time semesters.

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