About the CCPS Associate of Science in Psychology Program

Major Total Credit Hours 21
General Education 26
Electives 15
Total Credit Hours 62 (minimum)

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. As a discipline, psychology helps students better understand themselves and others, and it has real-world applications ranging from stress, health, and mental illness to personal development, social interaction, and group dynamics, just to name a few.

Although many career paths require advanced training and/or certification, students majoring in psychology commonly become mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, school counselors, social workers, child care workers, and case managers.

In addition to the course offerings, departmental majors are encouraged to work in community, social and/or correctional agencies where they can apply classroom knowledge to real problems.

Students should have math skills equivalent to MATH 100 or higher before enrolling in BSCI 274.

Program Requirements

Credit Hours


3 hrs


Major Requirements 
3 hrs None
3 hrs PSYC 101SOCI 101 or CRIM 102
3 hrs


3 hrs PSYC 101
3 hrs None
3 hrs PSYC 101SOCI 101 or CRIM 102 and a college-level math class


21 hrs

*Some elective courses may require prerequisites. Please see the course descriptions section of the catalog for individual course requirements