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The study of psychology provides knowledge regarding the causes of behavior and psychologicalmethods of investigation. A background in psychology promotes within an individuala sense of competence and efficiency through a better understanding of development,learning, cognition, and emotion. Therefore, a fundamental effort in the Psychology program is to impart to students a thorough knowledge of the practical, scientific, and theoretical/philosophical factorsassociated with the study of human behavior. The Department offers a Major, a Minor;and an Academic Concentration (Teacher Education Majors) in Psychology.


Mission and Objectives

In concert with the overall mission of Elizabeth City State University, the Psychology program endeavors to develop in undergraduate students a better understandingof the social, biological, and environmental factors that impact the human experiencefrom a global, overall perspective. Students are presented the opportunity to preparefor graduate study in psychology, marketing, law enforcement, and education. The program's objectives can be translated into specific purposes/goals relevant to obtaining theBachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at Elizabeth City State University. Theseobjectives are as follows:

  • Enhancing student ability to think critically and quantitatively.
  • Providing relevant and rigorous academic coursework, the successful completion ofwhich results in reception of a Bachelor of Science Degree.
  • Providing students with the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation necessaryfor the pursuit of advanced degrees in graduate and professional schools; thereby,facilitating viable employment opportunities.
  • Providing students with a broad understanding of the types of problems in local, national,and international communities which can be addressed via the application of knowledgeobtained from a study of psychology.


Psychology Degree Program

The degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in psychology shall be conferred uponstudents who complete major requirements as indicated in the curriculum plan for thosemajoring in psychology. It should be noted that both the Major and the Minor (formajors in any discipline) are offered in psychology. Each student pursuing the PsychologyMajor is encouraged to declare a Minor (any field other than Psychology) as the first-timeseeker of the baccalaureate degree. The appropriate course sequence along with curriculum-guidesummaries appear below. Note: The Department also offers an "Academic Concentrationin Psychology" as a complement to the Teacher Education Program.

Psychology, B.S.


For additional information:

Kulwinder Kaur-Walker, Professor

Program Coordinator-Psychology
345 Willie and Jacqueline Gilchrist Education and Psychology Complex
Campus Box 868
Phone: (252)335-3410
Fax: (252)335-8788