Colorado Technical University

BS in Psychology

Colorado Technical University's Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is designed to help students develop fundamental counseling skills and an understanding of concepts and principles in the field of psychology. Continue reading to find out more about this bachelor's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

School Offering Program:

Colorado Technical University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Before applying to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program, aspiring students should have strong communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills. It could be helpful to have taken previous coursework in psychology and the social sciences. Applicants to Colorado Technical University's programs should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

The curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program at CTU Online is designed to focus on developmental theories, behavioral issues, and psychology schools of thought. Topics likely to be addressed in core courses include human behavior theories, motivation and behavior in business environments, group behavior, organizational change management, personality theories, psychological disorders, physiological aspects of human development, and human cognition. Students might also study leadership practices, emotional aspects of motivation, the influence of the media on behavior, analytical decision-making processes, and positive thinking methods. Courses are also provided that allow students to reflect on their learning experience and explore possible career opportunities in the field of psychology. The general education curriculum includes courses in English, math, biology, philosophy, and history.

Learning Format:

Offered online

Program Length:

182 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify, and Colorado Technical University's staff help students identify aid options. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Financial aid options differ based on the program's learning format.

Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Psychology:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Technical University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses

  • BIO 110: The Human Body and Wellness (4.5 credits)
  • BIO 112: Lab - Human Body (1.5 credits)
  • ENGL 101: Composition and Critical Thinking (4.5 credits)
  • ENGL 103: Composition: Writing and Research (4.5 credits)
  • ENGL 201: Principles of Professional Writing (4.5 credits)
  • HIST 101: Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century (4.5 credits)
  • ELE: Humanities or Social Science Elective (4.5 credits)
  • MATH 102: Introduction to College Math (4.5 credits)
  • MATH 106: Algebra for Business (4.5 credits)
  • PHIL 301: Ethics for Professionals (4.5 credits)
  • PSYC 101: Psychology: Understanding Individuals (4.5 credits)
  • SCI 101: Introduction to the Sciences (4.5 credits)
  • SCI 103: Lab - Science and Technology (1.5 credits)
  • SOCL 120: Sociology: Understanding Groups (4.5 credits)
  • SOCL 340: Diversity in American Life (4.5 credits)
  • UNIV 104: Academic and Career Success (4.5 credits) OR
  • HUM ELE: Humanities Elective (4.5 credits)

Core Courses

  • BHVS 205: Managerial Psychology (4 credits)
  • BHVS 215: Motivation and Emotion (4 credits)
  • BHVS 315: Interpersonal Communications and Dynamics (4 credits)
  • BHVS 316: Psychology and Mass Media (4 credits)
  • BHVS 320: Analytical Reasoning and Presentation of Data (4 credits)
  • BHVS 400: Psychology of Creativity and Ingenuity (4 credits)
  • BHVS 410: Positivist Psychology and Leadership (4 credits)
  • HUMN 400: Psychological Aspects of Cinema (4 credits)
  • ELE: Elective (4 credits)
  • PSYC 125: Historical Perspectives on Modern Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 205: Psychology in the Workplace (Pro-Seminar) (4 credits)
  • PSYC 210: Social Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 310: Organizational Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 315: Biological Foundations of Behavior: The Brain (4 credits)
  • PSYC 320: Theories of Personality (4 credits)
  • PSYC 337: Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace (4 credits)
  • PSYC 355: Learning and Cognition (4 credits)
  • PSYC 360: Psychological Test and Measurement (4 credits)
  • PSYC 446: Applied Psychology Capstone (4 credits)
  • RES 305: Introduction to Social Science Research Methods (4 credits)
  • RES 310: Applied Research Methods in Psychology (4 credits)
  • UNIV 301: Careers in Psychology (4 credits)

Concentration Courses

  • Select six of the following courses: (24 credits)
    • CB 450: Orientation to the Consumer Behavior Profession (4 credits)
    • CB 455: Marketing Management, Strategy, and Research (4 credits)
    • CB 460: Sales and Advertising (4 credits)
    • CB 465: The Psychology of Consumer Economic Behavior (4 credits)
    • CB 470: Consumer Behavior: The Individual (4 credits)
    • CB 475: Consumer Behavior: Groups and Society (4 credits)
    • PSYC 420: Communication and Interviewing Skills (4 credits)
    • PSYC 422: Community Psychology (4 credits)
    • PSYC 424: Diversity (4 credits)
    • PSYC 426: Leadership (4 credits)
    • PSYC 428: Neuroscience: The Brain (4 credits)
    • PSYC 430: Spirituality and Faith (4 credits)
    • PSYC 432: Sports Psychology (4 credits)
    • PSYC 434: Stress Management (4 credits)
    • PSYC 405: Psychology of Health and Well-Being in the Workplace (4 credits)
    • OB 450: Orientation to the Organizational Behavior Profession (4 credits)
    • OB 455: Consulting Skills (4 credits)
    • OB 460: Creating Change in Individuals and Organizations (4 credits)
    • OB 465: Adult Learning: Corporate Training and Development (4 credits)
    • OB 470: Developing Human Resources (4 credits)
  • PSYC 499: Change and Emerging Trends in the Field of Psychology (4 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing CTU Online's Bachelor of Science in Management program, graduates could apply to a master's degree program. In some cases, an advanced degree might be needed to begin working in this field. A master's degree might also be necessary for career advancement purposes.

Master's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Counseling
  • Master of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Master of Science in Human Development

Career Paths:

Graduates of CTU Online's Bachelor of Science in Psychology program could begin to explore entry-level or possibly mid-management opportunities in the field. They might seek work in mental health clinics, community health centers, detention centers, government agencies, or corporate human resources departments.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Counselor aide
  • Social services director
  • Mental health intake coordinator

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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