Psychology at Red Rocks Community College

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.

The Red Rocks Community College psychology and social work programs are dedicated to fostering critical thinking, professionalism, and ethics among our students. We embrace a community enriched and enhanced by diversity along a number of dimensions, including race, ethnicity and national origins, gender and gender identity, sexuality, class, and religion. We are committed to the success of each and every individual in our courses and hope to increase the representation of those populations that have been historically excluded from participation in U.S. higher education while preparing our students for successful careers in psychology and related fields.


Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here for a list of courses that are guaranteed transfer to any Colorado public college or university.

This AA or AS in Psychology Designated Degree will transfer seamlessly to Colorado public colleges or universities.

Careers/Options in Psychology

  • Teacher
  • Psychologist
  • Forensics Psychologist
  • Human Resource Associate
  • School Psychologist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Special Ed Teacher
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Academic Counselor

Click here to see more careers. 

Guaranteed Transfer

Red Rocks Community College is proud to have transfer agreements with some of the best colleges and universities in the state of Colorado. Your AA or AS Degree will transfer to all Colorado public 4-year colleges and universities if you complete your AA or AS degree with a C or better - and the remaining 60 credit hours in a school or arts and sciences at the four-year public institution of your choice. Take a look at our transfer guide.

Tuition Savings

Starting at RRCC makes cents! At about half the cost of a four year university  you will complete all of your general education requirements for the bachelor’s and can take electives geared toward a specific major. By the time you finish your four-year degree you will save a significant amount of money versus attending the first at RRCC and transferring. See current tuition rates and savings here.

Quality Faculty and Small Class Size

At RRCC, we have qualified and accessible faculty with real-world experience, whose primary responsibility is teaching. Our faculty care about our students' success, and with an average class sizes of less than 20 students, you will never be lost in a crowd at RRCC!

Scheduling Options

We offer many scheduling options to fit your busy life so you can complete courses on a more flexible time frame.

Why Choose RRCC?

Deciding where to start your college education is a big decision. Whether you are earning a degree, brushing up on career skills, or seeking life-long learning, you will enjoy an environment of inspiration and support. It is our goal to create an experience that will enrich your life educationally, professionally, and personally to help you succeed!