Are you interested in how people think? Are you fascinated by people’s motivations or buying habits?
A Bachelor of Arts degree or Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas can prepare you for an entry-level position in:
The degree can also prepare you to enter the medical profession, law or seminary. To become a practicing psychologist, you will need a master’s or doctoral degree. Some of our alumni with advanced degrees work:
As a Psychology major, you gain a scientific basis of psychological knowledge and learn the many ways that knowledge is applied to everyday life. The rigorous curriculum examines:
You can choose to pursue a minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies through UNT’s LGBT Studies Program — the first university program in North Texas devoted specifically to this discipline.
Our faculty members are outstanding researchers and teachers, and many are licensed psychologists. They are also recognized as experts in their field and have received national awards for their work.
We provide research opportunities under faculty direction. Our students have published research in major psychology journals, have won undergraduate research competitions and earned grants for future research.
You can meet other students who share your interest in psychology by getting involved in the Psi Chi international honor society in psychology.
Your necessary course work will vary depending on the bachelor’s degree you pursue. Each degree requires 35 semester hours of psychology courses consisting of core courses and electives. The breakdown is:
The B.S. degree is recommended if you plan to enter a graduate psychology program leading to a doctoral degree.
The Career Center, Internships and Cooperative Education office, and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center and the Internships and Cooperative Education office can provide advice about future employment opportunities as well as getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the equivalent in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If you’re attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will help you receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. More than 3,500 students transfer to UNT each year. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.