Psychology

Programs of Study

Psychology Designation

Curriculum
Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online

Psychology Designation

Curriculum
Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online

About the Program

Studying behavioral science develops your ability to think scientifically about human behavior, develop insight into your own and others' thoughts and behaviors and implement that knowledge in your personal and occupational pursuits.  Your exploration of behavioral science can take you beyond cultural and geographic boundaries, inspire your critical and creative thinking and give you the necessary knowledge and skills to approach solving human problems humanely and scientifically. By blending several disciplines, the behavioral sciences offer a broad understanding of the human condition.

CCD's courses cover all the basics of human psychology across the lifespan. In addition, you can explore neuropsychology, forensic psychology, health psychology, positive psychology, the psychology of gender and sex, and more. Opportunities to develop critical thinking, understand the scientific method, and develop as student-researchers are incorporated throughout the program.

CCD is home to one of only two chapters of Psi Beta National Honor Society in psychology in Colorado, a vibrant and award-winning student organization.

Academic Support

Academic support is provided through CCD’s Excel Knowledge Zone

It helps students succeed by offering a variety of learning opportunities with three locations on campus:

  • Confluence Building, 4th Floor | The Main Zone
  • Cherry Creek Building, Rooms 205 & 210 | Career & Technical Education (CTE) Zone
  • Science Building, Room 1019 | The Science Zone

Available Online

CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees, and individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. This program offers 100 percent of its degree either online or through a hybrid program.

Your first step is to see if online learning is right for you. Online and hybrid environments offer much more flexibility but require more self-direction and self-discipline. Certain work habits, learning styles and skills contribute to a successful online or hybrid learning experience.

Online Experience Questions?
303.352.6785 | TLC@ccd.edu

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for federal financial aid.

Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available in scholarships. Apply at CCD.edu/Scholarships.

Stop by the financial aid office on the first floor of the Confluence Building for help with the federal financial aid application. Walk-in hours are offered every Wednesday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Confluence Building, room 118.

Four-Year Transfer Agreements

This program is a guaranteed transfer (gT) program.

GT programs enable all college students to complete their first two years of college here at CCD and then transfer to any public college in Colorado as a junior. It is called the DWD program (Degrees with Designation). This program saves you money and time.

A Two-Year Associate of Arts Degree from CCD Can Lead to a Four-Year Degree from ...

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado State University – Pueblo
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University

A Two-Year Associate of Science Degree from CCD Can Lead to a Four-Year Degree from ...

  • Colorado State University – Ft. Collins
  • Colorado State University – Pueblo
  • University of Northern Colorado

Job Outlook & Salary Information

What Can I Do with My Major?

Employment of psychologists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be best for those who have a doctoral degree in an applied specialty.

An A.A. degree with a behavioral science emphasis prepares you for a variety of jobs. Positions as professional anthropologists, psychologists or sociologists generally require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and usually a graduate degree in that specific field.

  • Mental Health Counselor Aides
  • Residential Managers in Group Homes
  • Assistant Social Services Directors in Aging Agencies
  • Day Care Centers
  • Domestic Violence Shelters
  • Youth Programs
  • Assisted-Living Facilities
  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing

Learn more about this career path by visiting CCD's Career and Transfer Center.

How Much Can I Expect to Earn?

The median annual wage for residential managers was $26,830 ($12.90 hourly) in May 2017. The median annual wage for psychologists with a doctoral degree was $77,030 in May 2017.

The information provided here is by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.