• Psychology Associate Degree, Associate of Science (A.S.)
    The Psychology Associate Degree encourages students to explore human and group behavior and interpersonal relationships from a Christian worldview.

    Psychology Associate Degree, Associate of Science (A.S.)

    CCU's Psychology Associate Degree is a two-year program that provides an introduction to the field of 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 Psychology Associate Degree 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.

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 60 credit hours (18 in major, 39 in general education, 3 in electives)
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Transfer up to 45 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution
    • May be completed in less than two years, even with no prior coursework
    Class Format:

    Classes are typically completed in 5-week blocks.

    Locations:
    Online, Colorado Springs, Denver Tech Center, Grand Junction, Lakewood, Loveland, Northglenn, Sterling
    Tuition:

    $498 per credit hour. See Tuition and Fees for details.

    Details:
    View Course Catalog
    Download Program Brochure (PDF)
  • Complete your degree in two years...or less!

    The 60-hour Psychology Associate 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.

    What can I do with an Associate Degree in Psychology?

    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.

    Flexible options and benefits for adult learners

    • The program is specially designed for adult students who are busy with work and family commitments.
    • Classes are available both online and at our Regional Centers.
    • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
    • Students have direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.
    • Students take one class at a time with classroom-based courses meeting one night a week for five weeks.

    Contact an Enrollment Counselor at the College of Adult and Graduate Studies Center nearest you if you have questions or would like to talk to someone about admission to Colorado Christian University.

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