As a psychology major, you may find that the following information will be vital as you plan your time at Concord and beyond.
Planning your schedule
- Degree Requirements: This links to our psychology requirements in the academic catalog.
- Progression Sheet: A handy document to help you plan to get all your requirements done.
- Four-year plan: This is a recommended progression of courses for how to get a psychology degree in four years.
- Academic Advising: General advising information as you plan your course schedule.
Preparing for Graduate School
As you prepare for graduate school in psychology or related fields, there are a few issues you will encounter. Our advice is to start researching graduate school early, meaning in your junior year. You'll need advance time to prepare and to consider the following issues:
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) : Most psychology graduate programs require that you take the GRE. You will want to start studying in advance for the best chance of success. We recommend starting to study in your sophomore or junior years. You will need to take it by early fall of your senior year.
- Applying to graduate programs: Every graduate program has different requirements and prerequisites. Look for these early, so you can plan to take any required courses.
- Requesting letters of recommendation: We are happy to write student letters, but we need advance notice (at least a month). We will also need a copy of your CV, a list of psychology classes you've taken, your graduate and career goals, and any other important information about you that would help in writing your letter.
Psi Chi and Psychology Club
- Psi Chi is the international honor society in psychology. If you would like to join, check out the membership requirements to see if you are eligible, then fill out an application found on Dr. Klein's door. Once you're a member, you can find out what's going on by contacting the Concord Psi Chi president directly or by asking Dr. Klein.
- Concord University Psychology Club is an organization for students interested in psychology. Check out the CU Psychology Club facebook page for more information or to get involved.
Division of Social Science Scholarships
The Division of Social Sciences offers several scholarship opportunities for Department of Social Work students. Review the descriptions of the scholarships below. If you meet the eligibility requirements, we encourage you to apply.
Deadline for 2017-2018 Academic Year: October 3, 2017
Undergraduate Waiver (CCUS) Scholarship
- 2 awards each of $1140.00 for In-State Resident ($3210.00 for Out-of-State Resident)
- Eligibility: Social Sciences major, 3.0 GPA, non-renewable; student cannot have other tuition specific scholarship such as Promise, HSTA, DHHR, U564, or outside scholarships designated for tuition
Joseph Hatcher Scholarship
- 2 awards each of $500.00
- Eligibility: Social Sciences major, must have completed Freshman year with 24 hours and 2.5 GPA, be a Mercer County resident, and demonstrate financial need, non-renewable
Lewis E. Tierney Scholarship
- 2 awards each of $400.00
- Eligibility: Social Sciences major, must have completed Freshman year with 24 hours and 2.5 GPA, must demonstrate financial need, non-renewable
The Barnette Scholarship
- 1 award of $754.67
- Eligibility: Graduate of a West Virginia High School, Social Sciences major, current 3.5 GPA, remain in good standing with the university, must demonstrate financial need, and have an ACT of 21 or equivalent
George F. Moore Scholarship
- 1 award of $970.35
- Eligibility: Rising CU Junior majoring in Political Science, with a cumulative 2.5 GPA and 3.0 Political Science GPA, must participate in S.O.U.P. and SGA, community service, and have good standing with the university
To apply for any of these Division of Social Work Scholarships, download and complete the application below. Return the completed scholarship application to the Division of Social Science office (Marsh Hall 105).
For additional scholarship opportunities, visit Concord University's Scholarship webpage. Don't forget, the counselors at the Financial Aid Office are an excellent resource for information about paying for college.
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