• A group of psychology students are having a circle discussion in class in preparation to earn their associate's degrees.
    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. 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.

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 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!
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
    • May be completed in less than two years, even with no prior coursework
    Class Format:

    Classes are typically completed in 5-week blocks.


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  • 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 I 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.

    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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