TCNJ policy allows students to double-count up to three courses between two majors, if both departments can agree on courses with sufficient overlap that applying them to both academic programs makes sense. In some cases, we have been able to work with partner departments in related areas of study to craft formal agreements that specify which courses each department is willing to accept from the other, creating a pathway for students to maximize their double-counting opportunities.
- We will not accept courses outside of Psychology to satisfy in-major requirements for students who are conventional, Psychology-only majors.
- These agreements pertain to voluntary double majors in the areas that follow. Education dual majors have different rules.
- Students should be careful to speak with both of their advisors to confirm their understanding of these rules and opportunities before committing to a course of study.
African American Studies (AAS) and Psychology
- African American Studies (AAS) will accept PSY121 in place of the “AAS Methods” portion of their major.
- AAS will accept up to two of PSY355 or any relevant ELOPsy courses (e.g., PSY390/492, 393/493, 399/487) that pertain to race and ethnicity as part of the “AAS Electives” portion of their major. (Students interested in applying an ELOPsy course should seek input from their AAS advisor to secure review and approval in advance.)
Criminology and Psychology
- Criminology will accept PSY217 and PSY373 (Forensic Psychology topic only) to satisfy requirements in the “Criminology Electives” portion of their major.
- Psychology will accept one of CRI304 or 305 to satisfy the “Psychology Option” portion of our major.
Philosophy and Psychology
- Philosophy will accept any two of PSY121, 334, 362, or 363 to satisfy requirements in the “Philosophy Electives” portion of their major.
- Psychology will accept any one of PHL311, 330, or 410 to satisfy the “Psychology Option” portion of our major.
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and Psychology
- WGSS will accept any three of PSY299 (on a relevant topic and with prior approval), 350, 351, 355, 373, or ELOPsy courses related to gender or sexuality (e.g., PSY390/492, 393/493, 399/499). Students interested in applying PSY299 or an ELOPsy course should seek input from their WGSS advisor to secure review and approval of the topic in advance.