General Education Requirements and Conditional Admission

General Education Requirements and Conditional Admission

You may be eligible for Conditional Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services.

Full Admission requires a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and one of the following:

  1. 60 credits, including at least 16 of the 22 general education requirements. You will be required to complete the 6 missing general education requirements. These 6 credits can be completed at William James College.
  2. 45+ credits, including all 22 general education requirements

Conditional Admission may be offered if you have a GPA under 2.5 but meet one of the above credit requirements (A or B). If you receive Conditional Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services at William James College you may enroll in up to two courses in the Bachelor of Science program. You will automatically be matriculated into the program as a fully accepted student when you achieve a GPA of 2.5 at William James and meet the criteria for (B). Students with full admission status will receive preferred consideration for scholarships.

If you have any questions about your academic credits, please contact our Program Director, Dr. Kerri Augusto, at

General Education Requirements

Subject Area Credits
Behavioral and Social Sciences 3
Humanities and Fine Arts 3
Natural or Physical Science 4
College-Level Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3
English Composition/Writing 6
Humanities/Social Science/Natural or Physical Science/or Mathematics 3
Total 22

Options for Completing General Education Requirements Prior to Admission

  • You may complete your general education requirements at any accredited institution of higher education.  For a list of approved courses offered at Massachusetts community colleges, you can review the guide to transferable courses from MA Community Colleges
  • You may complete courses online, using the preapproved, flexible and cost-effective offerings from, and ACE-credit granting institution. William James College is an ACE-credit accepting institution and will accept official transcripts from 

Pre-Approved Courses

The following courses are pre-approved and fully transferrable, provided a student earns a grade of C (75%) or higher.

Behavioral and Social Sciences

  • Sociology 101: Intro to Sociology
  • Criminal Justice 101: Intro to Criminal Justice
  • Geography 101: Human and Cultural Geography
  • Criminal Justice 106: Forensic Science
  • Political Science 103: Comparative Politics
  • Criminal Justice 381: Victimology

Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Religion 101: Intro to World Religions
  • Humanities 101: Intro to the Humanities
  • Art 103: History of Western Art
  • Philosophy 102: Ethics in America
  • Humanities 201: Critical Thinking and Analysis

Natural or Physical Science

  • Biology 101L: Intro to Biology with Lab (4 credits)
  • Biology201L: Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (4 credits)
  • Biology 202L: Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (4 credits)
  • Chemistry 111L: Chemistry I with Lab (4 credits)
  • Chemistry 112L: Chemistry II with Lab (4 credits)

English Composition/Writing

  • English 104: College Composition I
  • English 105: College Composition II

Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

  • Math 101: College Algebra
  • Math 102: College Mathematics