Psychology

The Psychology Department offers interesting and insightful courses covering diverse topics.  Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • How we think and learn
  • Ways that children and adolescents develop
  • Impacts of others on thoughts and behavior
  • Normal and Abnormal personality

Students in psychology develop an understanding of the science of behavior and achieve skills in applying this knowledge to a variety of contexts. Most courses fulfill General Education and Liberal Studies (GELS) requirements. We offer a Psychology BA, Early Childhood Studies BAS and Psychology MA, as well as minors in six areas.

Psych courses typically fulfill GELS

  • History and Social Sciences (Area 5)
  • Human Diversity (Area 7) *Natural Sciences (Area 3)
  • People and Environment (Area 10)
  • Liberal Studies (300-level courses)
  • Racial Issues Graduation Requirement (RIGR)

Professional and career opportunities include

  • Field Internships (non-profits, government, business, schools, community groups)
  • Research Experiences (100+ recent student presentations at professional conferences)
  • Hands-on learning and research in the Psychology Lab
  • Psi Chi: the local chapter of International Honor Society for Psychology
  • Psychology Club: a student group sponsoring useful activities
  • Preparation for graduate/professional programs (PhD, PsyD, MA, MFT, OT, PT, etc.)

Psychology is one of the top ten majors at Metropolitan State University and nationwide.

Psychology programs

For Psychology students

Psychology Lab

Receive assistance with research projects and coursework related to behavioral sciences.

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology. Psychology students are invited to join the Metropolitan State University chapter of Psi Chi.

Center for Psychological Research

The Center for Psychological Research supports psychological research and the dissemination of research findings, and facilitates research efforts at Metropolitan State.

Internship requirements - Psychology Undergraduate

Learn more about undergraduate Psychology internship requirements at Metropolitan State University.

Internship requirements - Early Childhood Studies

The Early Childhood Studies Internship is designed for students interested in working with young children.