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PSYC 250 Academic and Career Pathways in Psychology

This course offers students an introduction to the study of psychology. It is designed to stimulate students to consider the role of psychology in their overall goal of becoming an "educated person." Career goals, graduate school options and the psychology major at Metropolitan State are reviewed. Note: Students should take this course during their first semester as a psychology student.

Special information

Note: Grading is Pass/No Credit only.
2 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 24, 2002 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Awareness of psychology applies to diversity and social issues.
  • Demonstrate awareness of psychology sub-areas and associated work in each area.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, and synthesize psychological knowledge from diverse sources.
  • Evaluate, use, and be able to apply and critique psychological theories and concepts.
  • Understand available methods and tools used to investigate psychological phenomena scientifically.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.