Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology degree program exposes students to a broad range of thinking about psychology and provides opportunities for research experience. Students who complete the psychology degree program have the skills to be successful in a range of vocations or professional and graduate training programs, and are well-prepared for further study of psychology, medicine, and law.

Students who complete the bachelor’s degree in Psychology will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, fundamental psychological theories, perspectives, and techniques to define and address real-life situations.
  • Proficiency in explaining and evaluating strengths and limitations of several common research methods, data analyses, and studies employed by psychologists.
  • Informational and communication competence by formulating a topic of interest, conducting a literature search, selecting and critically evaluating valid and appropriate sources, and synthesizing and presenting in oral and/or written form using APA style format selected psychology articles and books.
  • Proficiency inconductingfundamental psychological experimental research and communicating findings in a professional manner using APA style format and following professional ethical research guidelines.
  • Advanced breadth of disciplinary knowledgeby explaining and applying at least two selected content and applied areas of psychology (e.g., clinical-counseling, cognition and learning, developmental, social, abnormal-forensic) to describe and address real-life situations.

Distribution Requirements

A total of 48 credits is required.

English

  • MET EN 104 English Composition
  • MET EN 201 Intermediate Composition

Mathematics

  • Four credits in a Metropolitan College math course numbered
    MET MA 110 or higher

Computer Science

  • MET CS 101 Computers and Their Applications

Natural Science

  • Eight credits in the natural sciences

Literature

  • Four credits in a 100- or 200-level MET EN literature course or MET HU 221

Philosophy

  • Four credits

History

  • Four credits

Additional Courses

  • Four credits in the humanities (H)
  • Four credits in the social sciences (S)
  • Four credits in the humanities (H) or natural sciences (N)

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Specialization and Related Courses

A total of 11 courses (44 credits), completed with a grade of C or higher, is required.

Specialization Courses

Choose ten courses (40 credits), including two from the list below:

  • MET PS 101 General Psychology
  • MET PS 323 Experimental Psychology: Learning or
    MET PS 325 Experimental Psychology: Personality or
    MET PS 326 Experimental Psychology: Social

The remaining eight psychology courses must be at the 200 level or higher, chosen with the advice of the department coordinator.

Note: Students planning to go on to graduate school are urged to take an additional course from the experimental psychology series above.

Related Courses

Choose one course (4 credits):

  • MET MA 113 Elementary Statistics
  • MET MA 213 Basic Statistics and Probability

Note: Credit is given for MET MA 113 or MET MA 213, but not both. Students planning to go on to graduate school are urged to enroll in MET MA 213 Basic Statistics and Probability and MET MA 214 Applied Statistics.

Electives

Usually nine courses (36 credits), but possibly more depending on transfer credits, chosen with the advice of an academic counselor.

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