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Why choose Psychology at PPCC?

A PPCC 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's also a solid stepping-stone to more advanced degrees, which could lead to careers as a psychologist, psychiatrist and social worker, among others. Associate of Science Degree (AS) and Associate of Arts (AA) in Psychology from PPCC are Guaranteed Transfer Degrees, meaning they will transfer to any four-year state school in Colorado.

What do PPCC 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

These learning outcomes will prepare you for a Bachelor's degree, which is required for most professional positions in psychology.

Classes you might take

Examines human life, experience, and thought in order to discover and develop the principles and values for pursuing a more fulfilled existence. Theories designed to justify ethical judgments are applied to a selection of contemporary personal and social issues.
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 the scientific study of behavior including cognition, language, intelligence, psychological assessment, personality, abnormal psychology, therapy, life span development, and social psychology.
Examines the communication involved in interpersonal relationships occurring in family, social, and career situations. Relevant concepts include self-concept, perception, listening, nonverbal communication, and conflict.
Examines the basic concepts, theories, and principles of sociology as well as human culture, social groups, and the social issues of age, gender, class, and race.

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

Careers in Psychology

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.

Program Learning Outcomes