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BA in Psychology

Prospective students who want to learn fundamental theories of psychology through the lens of Christianity might consider Colorado Christian University's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program. Learn more about CCU's psychology program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program at Colorado Christian University should have faith in Christ and a desire to learn about the many aspects of the human experience. Applicants to CCU should have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is intended to help students gain a deeper understanding of human thinking, development and behavior. As a Christian school, CCU anchors the curriculum in a religious base. Coursework in the major might touch on topics like theories of personality, human sexuality, and family dynamics. Students are asked to complete 135 internship hours in the field or doing research. CCU allows students to choose one of three areas of emphasis as a part of this degree: Biblical Studies, Counseling, or Criminal Justice.

Learning Format:

On Campus

Program Length:

120 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 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology:

Students must complete 120 credit hours to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. The General Education Core makes up 48 credit hours, the Psychology Major Core accounts for another 30 credit hours, General Electives take up 36 credit hours, and the Psychology Major Electives Core adds 6 more credit hours. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements (48 credits)

  • Choose one course from the following:
    • Introduction to the Arts
    • Musical Perspectives
    • Theatre Appreciation
  • Choose one course from the following:
    • Introduction to Literature
    • American Literature I
    • American Literature II
    • British Literature I
    • British Literature II
  • Philosophical Inquiry
  • Choose one course from the following:
    • Old Testament BIB
    • Old Testament HIS
  • Choose one course from the following:
    • New Testament BIB
    • New Testament HIS
  • Worldviews: Philosophical and Religious Perspectives
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Public Speaking
  • Choose one course from the following:
    • English Composition
    • Advanced English Composition
  • First-Year Integration
  • Statistics and their Application
  • Integrated Physical Science with Lab
  • Economics
  • Western Civilization
  • American History
  • Introduction to American Politics

Major Requirements (30 credits)

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Choose one course from the following:
    • Social Psychology
    • Life-Span Psychology
  • Transformational Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Human Sexuality and Personhood
  • Family Dynamics
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Clinical Counseling Methods
  • Seminar in Psychology

Electives Core (6 credits)

  • Choose two of the following courses:
    • Group Processing and Community
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Crisis and Trauma
    • Addictions
    • Research Methodology
    • Seminar in Psychology

General Electives (36 credits)

  • Students complete 36 credits of elective courses.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Colorado Christian University designed the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree in part to prepare students to continue their education at the graduate level. A graduate-level degree is required to become a psychologist. CCU also offers a dual degree program where students can get a 12-credit head-start on a graduate degree during their undergraduate studies. Some options graduates might consider include:

  • Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology

Career Paths:

Graduates of the BA in Psychology program might also choose to start their careers instead of heading to graduate school. With the skills they might gain in this program -- things like human behavior, counseling, and cognitive neuroscience -- they could pursue a job in the mental health profession. Some of these options include:

  • Social work
  • Paraprofessionals in clinics, schools, and hospitals
  • Mental health services
  • Alternative therapist
  • Case management

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