2020-2021 College Catalog
Psychology with Social Work, A.A. (Transfer to West Liberty University)
Major Code: 345
Note: This program is through a transfer agreement in which a student completes an Associate’s degree at one institution and finishes a Bachelor’s 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 two (Associate’s) or four (Bachelor’s) years.
Further, this articulation agreement contains 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 be considered or approved.
Important Note: Students should be aware that the Bachelor of Sciences degree in Psychology with a Social Work minor from WLU does not qualify students for any kind of licensure. Students who are interested in becoming licensed psychologists, or licensed professional counselors have to complete a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in a field that is license eligible at the Master’s degree level. Consult with an academic advisor for questions related to this note.
Students completing this option will receive an Associate in Arts degree from West Virginia Northern. Upon completing the additional credit hours required at WLU, they will receive a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology with a Social Work minor.
In addition to the WVNCC courses, applicants for admission to WLU need to have an overall grade point average of 2.0 and meet other program admissions requirements of WLU to be eligible for this program. Students must also complete a separate application for the Department of Psychology and fulfill other program admissions requirements. Students should consult with an advisor and members of the psychology faculty at the transfer institution to check on this and other requirements for admission to the baccalaureate program.*
Students successfully completing and receiving an AA degree under this agreement with WLU in Psychology should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the history of the psychology and social work profession and the evolution of its various delivery systems.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts, theories, and strategies used in psychology and social work.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major theories of psychology and human development.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the issues related to the ethical standards of the psychology and social work professions.
- Demonstrate knowledge of how social, cultural, family, and individual factors influence.
- 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.
- Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skills related to general education curriculum requirements for the Associate in Arts degree, including the ability to:
- Communicate effectively in oral and written formats.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Employ or utilize information access and literacy skills.
- Acquire a cultural, artistic, and global perspective.
- Demonstrate professional and human relations skills.
*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.
Important information: If you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for any reason, State or National credentialing boards, licensing board and agencies, which require criminal background checks on potential employees and students may deny you employment or placement in certain settings, even if you have completed all academic requirements. If you have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, please contact the Program Director.
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