Welcome to the Psychology Program
Red Rocks Community College offers both Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees with an emphasis in Psychology, which can be used as a good foundation for a future Bachelor's Degree at any of the major colleges and universities in the state.
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and human behavior. Historically, psychologists have conducted research on the predictable patterns of human and animal behavior with a major theme being how external influences interact with the biology of the individual to produce behavior. This field is undergoing some major changes thanks to discoveries in neuroscience and the emerging utilization of high-tech equipment such as brain scanners. There is reason to believe that the applied end of this behavioral science will continue to produce openings in a variety of fields where knowledge of human behavior is needed. A graduate degree is generally needed for a professional position in Psychology, but many college students minor in Psychology or combine it with another field for a dual major in areas such as Education or Business.