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B.S. in Psychology

Psychology is one of the most popular and versatile majors. The Psychology major from Colorado State University emphasizes a strong background in the natural sciences (e.g., mathematics, chemistry, biology, statistics, human physiology), writing, and research.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

Electives enable students to obtain a second major or minor in a field of interest or take pre-professional courses and graduate with:

  • A combination of courses and experiences to qualify for semiprofessional jobs in psychological settings or closely-related fields (e.g., addictions counseling);
  • A combination of courses providing a background for careers outside of psychology (e.g., human resources);
  • Pre-professional courses for potential admittance into professional training programs (e.g., medicine, occupational therapy, veterinary medicine); and/or
  • A complement of courses for potential admittance into psychology graduate school programs. Advanced degrees are often a prerequisite for professional careers in psychology.

Potential Occupations

A B.S. degree in Psychology from Colorado State University prepares students for a variety of career opportunities. Because of the strong science orientation, students develop a number of important skills required in a broad range of occupations.

Skills such as written and oral communication, cooperation, analytical and critical thinking, and a background in the sciences demonstrate versatility and an ability to pursue a variety of career paths. Participating in paid or volunteer work, internships, research, study abroad and experiential education opportunities are highly recommended to increase students’ employment opportunities.



“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses included

  • Logarithmic and Exponential Functions
  • General Psychology
  • Psychology First-Year Seminar
  • Psychology of the Individual in Context
  • Appreciation of Philosophy