The Psychology Associate Degree encourages students to explore human and group behavior and interpersonal relationships from a Christian worldview.
CCU's Psychology Associate Degree is a two-year program that provides an introduction to the field of psychology. Psychology courses are taught from a Christian worldview, challenging you to integrate faith and the study of human behavior in a scholarly environment that fosters both critical and creative thinking.
In the associate degree in psychology program, you will learn about interpersonal relationships, and the influence of needs, values and beliefs. You will explore human and group behavior and the impact of culture, prejudice and stereotyping. You will examine human development from prenatal through late adulthood. And, you'll learn how to integrate the science of psychology with biblical truths.
Classes are typically completed in 5-week blocks.
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The 60-hour Psychology degree program can be completed in less than two years, even without any prior coursework. However, you can complete your degree faster if you already have college, military or technical credits. You may transfer up to 45 prior credit hours toward your degree at CCU.
The Psychology Associate Degree prepares you for an entry-level position in the field of psychology. Job opportunities could include mental health case worker, counselor's aide, crisis intervention, family support positions, working with the elderly, and helping people with developmental disabilities.
In addition, the associate degree provides a foundation for further career advancement if you continue on to complete your bachelor's degree. All 60 credit hours from your CCU Psychology associate degree may be applied to our Bachelor of Science in Psychology. If you wish to become a licensed counselor, you will need to complete a master's degree. In fact, CCU's Psychology bachelor's degree provides a direct pathway to our Master of Arts in Counseling program.
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