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AS in Psychology

Students with a desire to build a foundation in psychology for entry-level mental health positions or to continue to a bachelor's degree program may be interested in Colorado Christian University's Associate of Science in Psychology program. Read more about it here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Science in Psychology

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of the Associate of Science in Psychology degree program at Colorado Christian University should be self-motivated and able to think analytically. All applicants to a Colorado Christian University need a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Associate of Science in Psychology program at Colorado Christian University is designed to let students get a firm grasp of the introductory elements of psychology. This includes coursework in human behavior, interpersonal relationships, and the life stages of human development. Students have the chance to get to learn about the history of the discipline, understand its social implications, and examine prejudice. And, since CCU is a Christian institution, students have the opportunity to synthesize all of this information with their faith.

Learning Format:

Online and hybrid

Program Length:

60 credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Associate of Science in Psychology:

To complete the Associate of Science in Psychology program at CCU, students will have to complete 60 credit hours. 30 of these hours are in core general education courses, 18 are in the major, and the rest are made up of electives. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements (30 credits)

  • World Views
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Art Appreciation
    • Photography I
    • Creative Arts
    • Classic Christmas Films & Literature
    • C.S. Lewis in Film & Literature
  • Adult Studies Seminar I
  • Adult Studies Seminar II
  • Introduction to College Writing
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Oral Communication
    • Interactive Communication
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Math Concepts
    • College Algebra
    • Introduction to Research and Applied Statistics
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Biological Diversity
    • Introduction to Nutrition
    • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • General Psychology
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Western Civilization I
    • America since 1877
    • History of Christianity
    • American Exceptionalism
    • Christianity in America

Major Requirements (18 credits)

  • Introduction to Research and Applied Statistics
  • Relational Psychology
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Psychology Through the Lifespan
  • Transformational Psychology
  • Behavioral Psychology

Elective Requirements (12 credits)

  • Students take 12 credit hours of electives

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who want to deepen their understanding of the material after earning their Associate of Science in Psychology from CCU may consider continuing their education by earning a bachelor's degree in this field. Examples of some of the programs they could consider are:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology
  • B.S. in Applied Psychology with an Emphasis in Clinical Counseling
  • B.S. in Applied Psychology with an Emphasis in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Applied Psychology with an Emphasis in Biblical Studies

Career Paths:

Students who graduate from CCU's Associate of Science in Psychology program could be well-equipped to seek entry-level employment in the mental health field. Students might have developed the fundamental skills needed to work with the elderly, help the developmentally disabled, or assist with crisis intervention. Some possible positions include:

  • Mental health case worker
  • Counselor's aide
  • Crisis intervention worker

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