Sep 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog

Psychology, AS (with Designation)


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CIP 24.0199
Donna Fitzsimmons, Department Chair

Career Opportunities

The Associate of Science Degree with Designation in Psychology prepares students to transfer as a junior to a four-year institution in Colorado in order to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in psychology. Much of the coursework for BA and BS degrees in psychology tends to overlap (for example, social science requirements and core courses), but BS degree graduates have a higher skill concentration in math, natural sciences and research methods. Students who opt for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology can find work with medical doctors, forensic psychologists, neuropsychologists and biologists. After a BS is completed, students may pursue a higher degree in psychology, if interested.

Program Description

This program introduces the student to the field of psychology and includes the coursework to meet general education requirements that are common to all Colorado four-year institutions, as well a specific courses in various subfields of psychology. Upon transfer, students from Pueblo Community College who have earned the Associate of Science (AS) Degree with Designation in Psychology will be ready to complete the last half of a BS in Psychology at a four-year institution.

Program Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, you must:

  1. Earn a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work
  2. Earn a minimum of 15 graded semester hours at PCC
  3. Earn a minimum of “C” in all coursework for the degree

Consult with a PCC Arts and Sciences advisor or transfer advisor to find out which Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways) or elective courses meet the degree requirements of the four-year college to which you plan to transfer.

To earn an AS degree with a designation in psychology, you must complete at least 60 college-level credits, as described below:

Total Credits: 60


* Refer to CCCS Guaranteed Transfer (GT) - Pathways Courses  for a full list of all GT Pathway Courses

General Education Core Requirements (38 Credits)


Written Communication (6 Credits)


Mathematics (4 Credits)


Natural and Physical Sciences (10 Credits)


Arts and Humanities (9 Credits)


Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)


  • Select two GT Pathway courses from any category (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) *

History (3 Credits)


  • Select one GT Pathways History course (GT-HI1) *

Additional Required Courses (9 Credits)


Electives (13 Credits)


Determined by transferring institution

Transfer Degrees


Note: Students planning to transfer to University of Colorado Denver should complete both two-semester sequences of BIO 111  & BIO 112  and CHE 111  & CHE 112  at the community college; in addition, electives are restricted to non-Psychology courses.

This degree transfers to the following Colorado public four-year institutions of higher education:

  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (B.S. Psychology: General Psychology concentration)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (B.S. Psychology)
  • University of Colorado, Denver (B.S. Psychology)

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