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  • 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

  • Career Information
    Career paths for Psychology degree holders vary depending upon the type of Bachelor’s degree sought. Upon transfer, students who have earned the Associate of Arts (AA) Degree with Designation in Psychology will be ready to complete the second half of a BA in Psychology at a four-year institution. Students who have earned the Associate of Science (AS) Degree with Designation in Psychology will be ready to complete the second half of a BS in Psychology at a four-year institution. 

    Those with BA degrees in Psychology are geared toward more modern scientific psychology—how we adapt to rapidly changing social and physical environments. Students who opt for the BA in Psychology can choose to work in the human services field (crisis intervention or case management) or in business areas (human resources, personnel or management). 

    On the other hand, BS Psychology degree graduates have a higher skill concentration in math, natural sciences, and research methods. Students who opt for the BS in Psychology can find work with medical doctors, forensic psychologists, neuropsychologists, and biologists. 

    Both avenues can lead to advanced degrees in Psychology, if students are interested.

    What Will I Learn
    Psychology is the study of the mind and of behavior. It is an academic discipline and an applied science that studies both individuals and groups of people using established principles and case studies. Psychologists attempt to understand how mental functions affect individual and social behavior. They explore such concepts as emotion, motivation, personality, behavior, relationships, perception, and the role of the unconscious mind.  

    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-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.