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Letter from the Chair

Welcome to the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Department of Psychology website! Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the top public, historically Black university in the nation, the Department of Psychology is committed to providing excellence in teaching and research using scientifically rigorous methods. At the core of this mission, NCCU has dedicated psychology faculty committed to students' academic development and success. The faculty represents diverse fields in psychology ranging from cognitive, clinical to community. With small class sizes, our program promotes excellence as undergraduate and graduate students learn a broad overview of psychology as well as a foundation influenced by the scientist-practitioner model. Courses, internships, practicum, and research encourage both undergraduate and graduate students to generate new knowledge which focuses on strength-based approaches to solve practical problems of human behaviors. NCCU undergraduate students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in psychology. NCCU also offers graduate training in General Psychology which has a Clinical Concentration and a General Concentration. The graduate program normally appeals to three groups of students: 1) students seeking education and training to engage in the practice of psychology to provide health services as defined in the North Carolina Practice Act to become technical assistants of professional psychologists; 2) students preparing for positions in which a knowledge of psychology is valuable; and 3) students expecting to continue graduate study leading to the doctorate. Students who successfully complete the graduate program earn a Master of Arts degree.

In closing, please refer to the different links to find information about the NCCU Department of Psychology. If you have any questions about the Department of Psychology, please see the contact information below. Again, thanks for browsing our site.


Pamela Martin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chair
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