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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology offers a rigorous and in-depth understanding of human behavior and mental processes. It aims to provide students with solid basic and practical knowledge to prepare them to respond to the needs of society in promoting optimal functioning and well-being, through basic and applied research, education, and interventions.

As a BA Psychology student, you have the option to minor in:

  • Early Childhood Education
    This track offers additional focus on the development of socio-emotional and academic needs of young children, and the creation of optimal nurturing environment conducive for learning
  • Human Resource Management
    This track offers additional focus on the growing field of industrial psychology, particularly in understanding and application of principles governing human resources and organizational analysis

Why take up BA Psychology at MC?

  • Emphasis on integration of basic foundational knowledge with experiential learning opportunities
  • Exposure to national and international opportunities through conferences, presentation of research papers, and exchange programs
  • Opportunities for social involvement and personal growth through sub-programs that promote community-extension services ("Padayon"), college community well-being (“Pamati”), student-faculty training and collaboration (“Talasan”), and academic, cultural, and social partnerships (“Ugnayan”)
  • Roster of faculty that are experienced practitioners and experts in their respective areas of specialization
  • Vibrant college community that fosters camaraderie and a supportive family-like atmosphere

What Will I Study?

Career-relevant topics to be covered in your stay in the Department include:

This course examines the different theories explaining human personality. It integrates theory and current research evidence on personality as well as cover the theories of Filipino personhood.
This course serves as a foundation on how to critically analyze existing realities within the lens of Psychology by examining various perspectives in psychological inquiry.
This course employs a multidisciplinary approach in the study of developmental changes across the life span of an individual. It likewise examines the various factors that contribute to those changes in each stage of the life cycle and how these changes affect human behavior.
This course examines the concepts and theories in cognitive and behavioral psychology, particularly the key frameworks in understanding mental processes and learning. From these bases, the course will explore themes on recent and groundbreaking researches in and applications of cognitive and behavioral psychology.
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts and methods of inferential statistics and their use in the design, analysis, and interpretation of psychological studies.
This course is designed to provide students with the relevant frameworks on the biological bases of human behavior.
The course is designed to introduce the students to the growing field of Industrial Psychology: its development and application of principles governing the different facets of human resources. It describes work organization, the workers, and their distinct and common goals. Special emphasis is given to both the science and the practice of the discipline relating this to the Philippine setting.
This course aims to introduce the students to the theoretical and methodological bases of scientific research, particularly the psychological experiments. Students will be trained to design, conduct, analyze, and evaluate experiments. They will also be taught to write psychological experiment reports.
This course provides a comprehensive survey of the foundations and major topics related to culture and psychology. In connection to the disciplinal underpinnings of cultural and indigenous psychology, Sikolohiyang Pilipino (Filipino Psychology) is thus studied in greater detail as the exemplar of Cultural and Indigenous Psychology in the Philippines and in Asia.
This course is a study of psychopathology and behavioral disturbance in the context of Clinical Psychology and updated DSM-5 classification systems. This course integrates local and cross-cultural contexts of mental health as well as health psychology.
This course uses a psychological approach to the study of family behavior and its psychological, social and cultural dimensions in contemporary Philippine setting. Emphasis is on the dynamics of family relations, parenting, interpersonal relationships, love and marriage. Service Learning is an option that will better immerse students in the dynamics that take place within local families and their communities and allow them to respond with psychological interventions that will address immediate concerns.
An overview of the field of educational psychology including research in the field. Theories in educational psychology and their application in the classroom are discussed. The analysis of classroom problems and the design of teaching-learning interventions are tackled using the practitioner-researcher approach. (Lifted from the CHED memo.
This course will provide an overview of the theoretical and practice tools in psychology that can be applied to understand the causes of the environment problems, and to formulate potential solutions. This course will underscore reciprocal relationship of human beings with the natural, with the specific objective of promoting sustainability. It is hoped that at the end of the course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to become effective agents and communicators of change for the environment.
In this course, students will learn about workforce planning and various recruitment and selection methods. Students will also be equipped with the skills in conducting job analysis, constructing interview questions for a given set of competencies and display effective interviewing skills.
  • Total Program Units: 163 units
    CHED General Education: 36
    Basic Courses: 11
    Core Courses: 62
    Psychology Electives: 6
    Free Electives: 6
    Internship/Practicum: 3
    MC Required Courses: 14
    Filipino: 9
    Physical Education: 8
    NSTP: 6

  • Standard Completion Time: 4 years

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Accreditation

This program has Level III accreditation from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). More Information >

Career Paths

A Psychology graduate can look at the following fields as her career options:

  • Psychometrics
  • Human Resources
  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Market Research
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Law
  • Medicine

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