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Bachelor of Science 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 in Psychology, with additional preparation in the natural sciences, that will enable them to respond to the needs of society in promoting optimal functioning and well-being, through basic and applied research, education, and interventions.

A graduate of BS Psychology will be ready to take the Psychometrician Licensure Exam. She may pursue careers in medicine, law, management, academe, and human resources (HR), among others. She may also pursue graduate studies in Psychology and further specialize in different areas of Psychology such as developmental, industrial/organizational, counseling, clinical, educational, and social.

As a BS Psychology student, you have the option to take:

  • Pre-Medicine Track
    This track offers additional electives in natural sciences in preparation for advanced studies in medicine or other health-related fields

Why take up BS Psychology at MC?

  • Emphasis on integration of basic foundational knowledge with experiential learning opportunities
  • Strong groundwork for advanced studies in medicine and other health-related elds
  • 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?

Our program offers subjects that will provide you with a general understanding of the human behavior and the mind. You will also get to take additional science courses in preparation for higher studies on the allied medical professions. Career-relevant topics to be covered in your 4-year stay in the program include:

Theories of Personality

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.

Frames of Mind in Social Sciences

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.

Developmental Psychology

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.

Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology

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.

Psychological Statistics

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.

Biological Psychology

This course is designed to provide students with the relevant frameworks on the biological bases of human behavior.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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.

Experimental Psychology

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.

Test and Measurement

This course covers the basic principles of testing and measurement. Students will learn the process of designing and developing tests, and constructing scales for use in education, research, and psychological assessment.

Abnormal Psychology

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.

Cultural Psychology and Sikolohiyang Pilipino

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.

Field Methods in Psychology

This course involves the design and implementation of field research, including observational methods, ethnographies, focus group discussions, grounded theory methods, phenomenological, interpretive phenomenological analysis, multiple case studies and program evaluation. Students will be trained to collect and analyze observational data, interview data and survey data.

Social Psychology

Social Psychology is the scientific study of human social behavior: how and why we think and feel, and behave and relate to one another in social situations. This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic theories, concepts, and empirical findings, which guide social psychologists in studying and understanding social behavior. The course intends to ground the students in the Filipino context by focusing on pertinent issues that confront them in their daily lives. Moreover, it aims to equip the students with a social psychological perspective in the analysis of current social issues and phenomena with an end to stimulating their interest in further studying these issues and phenomena, thus becoming generative in terms of research and advocacy.

Psychological Assessment

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of psychological assessment, wherein they will learn the basic assumptions of psychological assessment and the ethical considerations in the field. They will also be familiarized with the application of psychological assessment in various contexts. The course is also meant to prepare the students in their practice as future psychometricians as they become acquainted with the various processes involved in conducting psychological assessment—test administration, scoring, interpretation, psychological report-writing, and feedbacking.

Research in Psychology

This course is a study of the scientific methods of psychological investigation, focusing on the techniques of problem identification, hypothesis formulation, and the construction of a research design and data-gathering instruments. The preparation of a research proposal is integral to the course, and this must be orally defended before a panel.

Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapeutic Interventions

This course gives an overview on the study and practice of the principles and interventions used in psychotherapy. It also focuses on the theoretical approaches, an understanding of the psychotherapeutic process, application of basic skills and techniques to different situations and an awareness of the different issues that may affect the psychotherapeutic process.

Strategic Human Resource Management in Psychology

This course focuses on demonstrating and applying the nature of SHRM and competency-based HR systems. Students are expected to be able to: identify and write competencies and apply these in talent acquisition, learning, and development, performance and rewards management, employee relations and organization development. Students are also expected to learn skills in recruitment and selection, training administration, and rewards management. (Lifted on CHED memo)

Training and Development

This course introduces students to the theories, concepts, empirical studies, processes, and models pertinent to groups. Students’ understanding of how individuals interact in groups is facilitated through a variety of methodologies that enhance their understanding and building their sensitivity to group processes and behavior. Through this course, students develop skills in group facilitation, process observation and analysis.

Seminar in Psychometrics

This course is designed to recapitulate and integrate everything that the students have learned from the psychology subjects they have taken over the course of the four years, as preparation for their future career as psychometricians. This also serves as a synthesis of knowledge they have acquired in-class together with learnings gathered from their real life and practicum experiences. At the end of the course, the students have further enhanced their abilities and skills, making them ready for life after graduation.

Psychology Electives

• Family Psychology
• Positive Psychology
• Health Psychology
• Educational Psychology
• Environmental Psychology

Natural Science Subjects

• General Zoology
• General Botany
• Organic Chemistry
• Biophysics
• Cell and Molecular Biology

Additional Natural Science Electives for Pre-Medicine Track

• Human Anatomy and Physiology
• Biochemistry
• General Microbiology

  • Total Program Units
    BS Psychology (non-track): 167
    BS Psychology, Pre-Medicine Track: 170

  • Standard Completion Time: 4 years

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

Career Paths


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

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

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