Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    Aug 23, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science: Psychology (CAGS)

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The Psychology major is an undergraduate degree that integrates the Evangelical Christian faith with current psychological perspectives.  Major theories in psychology are evaluated from a Christian perspective and application of psychological principles is encouraged to help students grow personally and in their professional competencies.This accelerated program allows for greater freedom in choosing courses that meet the unique scheduling needs of working adults.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, students are prepared for careers in psychology and other related fields. Job options for bachelor’s level graduates include, but are not limited to, paraprofessionals in clinics and hospitals, case workers in social services, educational aides, staff in residential treatment centers, and staff in church and parachurch ministries. Additionally, the psychology major prepares students to enter graduate school for further study in psychology including Colorado Christian University’s own Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program . Prior college, military, technical credits and prior learning credit can be used toward the BS degree. Students may transfer in a maximum of 90 credit hours (75% of the degree requirements).

The Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology requires completion of 120 hours of the following:
General Education (42 hours)
Psychology major core (36 hours)
Electives (42 hours)

General Education Requirements (42 credit hours)

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

Communications - (9 credit hours)

Must include two written and one oral communication.

Written Communication

Additional Written Communication

Oral Communication

Humanities - (6 credit hours)

PHL 205A   and HUM 425A  are required.

History, Behavioral Science, Social Science - (9 credit hours)

Choose courses from at least two different disciplines. Must include one history (HIS prefix) course.


PSY 101A  may also be used to fulfill the Psychology major core requirement. A total of 120 credit hours is required for completion of the BS degree.

Mathematics - (3 credit hours)

Choose one Mathematics course. MAT 250A  may also be used to fulfill the Psychology major core requirement. A total of 120 credit hours is required for completion of the BS degree.

Computer Science - (3 credit hours)

Only courses completed within the past 5 years will be accepted for General Education requirement.

Psychology Requirements (36 credit hours)

Elective Requirements (42 credit hours)

Complete 42 hours of additional electives.

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology:

The faculty recommends students in the BS in Psychology to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of 120 credit hours of courses, including all general education, major, and elective coursework. 
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework.
  3. Meet the CCU CAGS Residency requirements 
  4. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  5. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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