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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, AA with Designation

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Additional information available on the Psychology Department website at www.ppcc.edu/psy.

Recommended basic skills standards are

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 Community College. Students should note that graduate degrees are required for most professional positions in psychology.

NOTE: Psychology majors are advised to complete PSY 101  and PSY 102 .

Students may follow the degree with designation in Psychology or transfer guide in Psychology to a particular four-year college or university. Consult your Faculty Advisor to assist you in determining the best pathway for you.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Full list of requirements can be found at Approved Electives Course List of AA Degrees and Course of Study .

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours


Three-four (3-4) credit hours

Arts and Humanities

Nine (9) hours.


Three (3) credit hours.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven-eight (7-8) credit hours.

Additional Required Courses

Eighteen (18) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Choose Nine (9) Credit Hours GT Pathways Psychology Courses (SS3)


Six-eight (6-8) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list can be found at Approved Electives Course List of AA Degrees and Course of Study .

Total Credit Hours: 60

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