Colorado Technical University's Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program is designed to provide students the opportunity to understand how psychological concepts and theories apply to everyday life, and build professional and leadership skills for the marketplace. In addition to a Bachelor’s in Psychology, students can choose a concentration in Consumer Behavior or Organizational Psychology. CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree is available entirely online. Entry-level job opportunities can be diverse, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that most B.S. psychology graduates pursue employment in business administration, education or sales.1
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Students enrolled in CTU's Bachelor of Science in Psychology program are required to finish 182 quarter-credit hours. The degree includes the three components of general education, core education and concentration classes.
General Education. Students fulfilling the general education requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program take 66 quarter-credits in foundational classes. These classes allow students to build skills for success in upper-level courses and to become better thinkers. Students may also choose to take either a humanities elective or an Academic and Career Success course. Some of these classes include:
Core Education. This component of the student's education comprises 88 quarter-credits focusing on subjects from social psychology to psychology in the workplace, and even learning and cognition. The classes are 200- or 300- level and include a capstone project and one elective. Some of this core education coursework includes:
Electives. The electives in CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program total 28 quarter-credits, all of which are 400-level. One class is required for the program, Change and Emerging Trends in the Field of Psychology, but the other required courses may be selected. Some choices include:
Courses for this degree are dependent upon the concentration chosen.
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Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.
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Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*
Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.
*The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.
Students completing the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree at CTU may build a number of skills that are important to developing a career and entering the workforce. Some of these include:
Graduates of CTU's Bachelor of Science in Psychology may pursue various employment options, such as3:
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Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.
The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 20%
All Colorado Technical University campuses and both ground and online enrollments are included in this Graduation Rate.
A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
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1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2015-16 Edition, Psychologists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/psychologists.htm#tab-4 (visited June 7, 2016).
2Availability is dependent on concentration selected.
3http://burning-glass.com/job-market-data/; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.
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