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Degree Type: Associate of Arts Degree, AA, Associate of Science Degree, AS

Pathway: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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Why choose Psychology at PPSC?

A PPSC Psychology degree can launch your career as a mental-health counselor and give you insights into the human mind that could be applicable to many other fields. It is also a solid stepping-stone to more advanced degrees, which could lead to a career as a psychologist, psychiatrist and social worker, among others. Associate of Science Degree (AS) and Associate of Arts (AA) in Psychology from PPSC are Guaranteed Transfer Degrees, meaning they will transfer to any four-year state school in Colorado.

What do PPSC Psychology students study?

Psychology is a fascinating field of science with many broad applications. It overlaps numerous disciplines and prepares students for a broad understanding of:
  • Human mind and behavior
  • All aspects of the human experience
  • Dynamic functions of the brain as one progresses thorough child development and beyond
  • How research is conducted
  • Neuroscience and health science
Career Options

Students pursuing degrees at the bachelor and graduate levels might specialize in any of the broad range of psychology’s subfields, such as:
  • Health psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Industrial and organizational psychology

Psychology Classes You Might Take

Psychologists study the behavior of individuals and groups and often help individuals achieve satisfactory personal adjustments. Their work includes varied activities such as teaching in colleges and universities, counseling and psychotherapy, psychological testing, planning and conducting training programs for workers, performing basic and applied research, advising on psychological methods and theories, and administering psychology programs in hospitals, clinics, research laboratories, etc. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology can fulfill lower division requirements at Pikes Peak State College. Students should note that graduate degrees are required for most professional positions in psychology.

Focuses on the scientific study of behavior including motivation, emotion, physiological psychology, stress and coping, research methods, consciousness, sensation, perception, learning, and memory.


Focuses on an overview of the scientific study of attitudes, behaviors, and personality variables related to health, illness, and bodily systems. The course emphasizes the interaction of biological, psychological, and social factors that cause illness and influence its treatment and prevention.


Examines human life, experience, and thought to discover and develop the principles and values for pursuing a more fulfilled existence. This course examines ethical theories designed to both justify moral judgments, as well as apply these ethical theories to a selection of personal and social issues in the world today.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Psychology degree program, students should be able to:
  • Recognize content as specified by the American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major
  • Identify research methods as specified by the American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major
  • Identify ethical standards of the American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Recognize American Psychological Association (APA) citation style
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Angelez Anderson
General Studies Major | Future Transfer Student