Pueblo CampusDonna Fitzsimmons 719-549-3351 Donna.Fitzsimmons@pueblocc.edu
Fremont Campus Eric Ingmire 719-296-6105 Eric.Ingmire@pueblocc.edu
Southwest Colorado Community CollegeSCCC-East Go!Zone 970-247-2929
SCCC-West Go!Zone 970-564-6200
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 InformationCareer 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 LearnPsychology 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:
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 TransferThe AA degree in Psychology transfers to the following Colorado Public Four-Year institutions of higher education:
The AS degree in Psychology transfers to the following Colorado Public Four-Year institutions of higher education:
Our Experienced FacultyOur instructors include professionals who have been
in private practice, worked as clinical psychologists, individual and family
therapists, and in hospital settings.