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 developmental 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.
Students completing this option will receive an Associate in Arts degree from West Virginia Northern. Upon completing the additional credit hours required at WJU, they will receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.
In addition to the WVNCC courses, applicants for admission to WJU need to have an overall grade point average of 2.3 and meet other admissions requirements of WJU to be eligible under the 2+2 program.*
In addition to General Education Outcomes, students successfully completing and receiving an A.A. degree under the 2+2 agreement with WJU 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.
- 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 WJU 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 WJU 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.