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.

Distribution Requirements

(Total 48 credits)


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


  • 4 credits in a Metropolitan College math course numbered MET MA 113 or higher

Computer Science

  • MET CS 101 Computers and Their Applications

Natural Science

  • 8 credits in the natural sciences


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


  • 4 credits


  • 4 credits

Additional Courses

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

Major and Related Courses

(Total 44 credits)

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.


(Total 36 credits)

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