Bachelor of Science in Psychology
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
For the fourth year in a row, CTU’s online bachelor’s degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report.*
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
Courses: General Education
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours COMS203 Speech Communications 4.5 COMS220 Critical Interpretation of Documentary Film 4.5 ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5 ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5 HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5 MATH102 Introduction to College Math 4.5 MATH106 Algebra for Business 4.5 PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5 PSYC102 Introductory Psychology 4.5 SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences 4.5 SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course 1.5 SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability 4.5 SCI203 Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course 1.5 SOCL102 Introductory Sociology 4.5 SOCL202 Social Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Class 4.5 UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5 or HUMELE Humanities Elective 4.5 Total Credit Hours: 66
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours BHVS205 Managerial Psychology 4 BHVS215 Motivation and Emotion 4 BHVS315 Interpersonal Communication and Dynamics 4 BHVS316 Psychology and Mass Media 4 BHVS320 Analytical Reasoning and Presentation of Data 4 BHVS400 The Psychology of Creativity and Ingenuity 4 BHVS410 Positivist Psychology and Leadership 4 HUMN400 Psychological Aspects of Cinema 4 PSYC130 Group Dynamics 4 PSYC210 Social Psychology 4 PSYC310 Organizational Psychology 4 PSYC315 Biological Foundations of Behavior: The Brain 4 PSYC320 Theories of Personality 4 PSYC337 Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace 4 PSYC355 Learning and Cognition 4 PSYC360 Psychological Tests and Measurements 4 PSYC405 Psychology of Health and Well-Being in the Workplace 4 PSYC426 Leadership 4 PSYC498 Psychology Capstone 4 RES305 Introduction to Social Science Research Methods 4 RES310 Applied Research Methods in Psychology 4 UNIV201 Career Planning and Management 4 Total Credit Hours: 88
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours ELE 24 credits from the Concentration Elective Choices 24 PSYC499 Change and Emerging Trends in the Field of Psychology 4 Total Credit Hours: 28
Courses: Concentration Elective Choices
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CB450 Orientation to the Consumer Behavior Profession 4 CB455 Marketing Management, Strategy, and Research 4 CB460 Sales and Advertising 4 CB465 The Psychology of Consumer Economic Behavior 4 CB470 Consumer Behavior: The Individual 4 CB475 Consumer Behavior: Groups and Society 4 PSYC420 Communication and Interviewing Skills 4 PSYC422 Community Psychology 4 PSYC424 Diversity 4 PSYC428 Neuroscience: The Brain 4 PSYC434 Stress Management 4 OB450 Orientation to the Organizational Behavior Profession 4 OB455 Consulting Skills 4 OB460 Creating Change in Individuals and Organizations 4 OB465 Adult Learning: Corporate Training and Development 4 OB470 Developing Human Resources 4 OB475 Advanced OD Skills: Organization Interventions 4
Total Credit Hours: 182
Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.
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Ways to Save
Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:
- Active duty military status
- Number of Fast Track™ courses successfully passed
- Number of credits transferred and accepted from other institutions
- Eligibility for a Corporate Alliances Grant (check with your CTU Admissions Advisor)
- Tuition Reimbursement (talk to your HR Manager)
- Grants or scholarships at CTU
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.
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Classes start July 3, 2018!
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1. Bureau 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).