BS 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 in conducting fundamental psychological experimental research and communicating findings in a professional manner using APA-style format and following professional ethical research guidelines.
  • Advanced breadth of disciplinary knowledge by 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.

Admissions Information

For current admissions information, please visit the Metropolitan College website.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the bachelor’s degree at Metropolitan College are required to complete a minimum of 32 courses (128 credits), including Hub requirements, major requirements, related courses, and electives.

Hub Requirements

All BU undergraduate students, including transfer students, will pursue coursework in the BU Hub, the University’s general education program that is integrated into the entire undergraduate experience. BU Hub requirements can be satisfied in a number of ways, including coursework in and beyond the major as well as through cocurricular activities. Students majoring in Psychology will ordinarily satisfy BU Hub requirements in Quantitative Reasoning II, and, additionally, students taking MET SO 300 will satisfy BU Hub requirements in Social Inquiry I, Critical Thinking, and Research and Information Literacy.

Major and Related Courses

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

Required Courses

Choose 10 psychology 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 above, 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) from the following:

  • 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 are chosen with the advice of an academic counselor. The number of electives varies depending on transfer credit.