Colorado Christian University
Associate Degree in Psychology
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Associate Degree in Psychology

Psychology Associate Degree, A.S.

CCU's Associate of Science in Psychology degree is a two-year program that will provide you with 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.

Program Focus

Interpersonal relationships; human and group behavior; and the impact of culture, prejudice, and stereotyping

In the associate degree in psychology program, you will also learn about the influence of needs, values, and beliefs. You will examine human development from prenatal through late adulthood. And you'll learn how to integrate the science of psychology with biblical truths.

    • 60 credit hours (18 in major, 36 in general education, 6 in electives)
    • Take advantage of CCU's generous transfer credit policies to accelerate your degree!
    • Classes are typically completed in 5-week blocks
    • May be completed in less than two years, even with no prior coursework
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Complete a degree in Psychology in two years...or less!

The 60-hour associate degree in Psychology 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. Find out how many transfer credits you may be able to receive!

What can you do with an associate degree in Psychology?

The Psychology associate degree prepares you for an entry-level position in the field of psychology. 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 students

  • 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.

Apply Now

  • Ready to get started? Take the first step by applying to CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies, and start investing in your future.

  • CCU Online

    The College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers adult students the opportunity to earn their degree online from anywhere in the world.

  • CCU Colorado

    Adult students living in Colorado can take courses at any one of our six center locations throughout the Colorado region.