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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.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $31,712 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.

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Courses included

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

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