Facebook Icon Google+ Icon YouTube Icon Twitter Icon
  • Psychology
  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Every Semester

    Award: AA, AS

    Average Class Size: 25

    Program Length: 60 Credits, 4 Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Day, Evening, Online

    Program Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Durango, Mancos

  • What Will I Learn
    Psychology is the study of the mind and of behavior. It studies both individuals and groups of people, and it often involves case studies. Psychologists try to understand how mental functions affect individual and social behavior. They also explore emotion, motivation, personality, and relationships. This program introduces students to Psychology and it includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado.

    Career Information
    The Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Psychology prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at a four-year university. Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology focus on modern scientific psychology and the ways that people respond to changing social and physical environments. Career paths for Psychology BA degree holders include research, clinical practice, human services, counseling, and human resources.

    The Associate of Science (AS) degree in Psychology prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology at a four-year university. Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology have added skills in math, sciences, and research. Career paths for Psychology BS degree holders include working with medical doctors, psychologists, brain researchers, and biologists

    Note: This program features two completion paths, each with different awards: 

    1. The AA degree in Psychology prepares students to transfer to a Bachelor of Arts program in Psychology.

    2. The AS degree in Psychology prepares students to transfer to a Bachelor of Science program in Psychology. 

    Much of the coursework in BA and BS psychology programs overlaps, including social science requirements and core courses.  Consult the Academic Catalog for details.

    Degree Transfer
    The AA degree in Psychology transfers to the following Colorado Public Four-Year institutions of higher education:   

    • University of Colorado, Boulder (B.A. Psychology)
    • University of Colorado, Denver (B.A. Psychology)
    • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (B.A. Psychology)
    • Adams State University (B.A. Psychology; Developmental, Clinical, Sport Psychology, or Psychology emphasis)
    • Colorado Mesa University (B.A. Psychology; Psychology or Counseling Psychology concentrations)
    • Colorado State University-Global Campus (B.S. Applied Social Sciences, B.S. Human Services)
    • Colorado State University-Pueblo (B.A. Psychology)
    • Fort Lewis College (B.A. Psychology)
    • Metropolitan State University of Denver (B.A. Psychology)
    • University of Northern Colorado (B.A. Psychology)
    • Western State Colorado University (B.A. Psychology)

    The AS degree in Psychology transfers to the following Colorado Public Four-Year institutions of higher education:

    • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (B.S. Psychology: General Psychology concentration)
    • Colorado State University-Pueblo (B.S. Psychology)
    • University of Colorado, Denver (B.S. Psychology)


    Our Experienced Faculty

    Our instructors include professionals who have been in private practice, worked as clinical psychologists, individual and family therapists, and in hospital settings.