Psychology Major

Do you want to explore the intersections of human behavior and science to help people live better lives?

At a glance

Psychology is the study of human behavior and is one of the most-popular and versatile majors at CSU. In this major, you’ll get a strong background in the sciences (including mathematics, chemistry, biology, statistics, and human physiology) along with writing and laboratory research as you explore the mental and emotional complexity of humans. 

Degree typeBachelor of Science
FormatOn campus and online
Part ofCollege of Natural Sciences
Competitive major?No
Accelerated option?Yes
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A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.

Addictions Counseling

You’ll get an undergraduate degree in psychology while completing the required courses for becoming a certified addictions counselor in the state of Colorado. 

Clinical/Counseling Psychology

You’ll be prepared to pursue graduate education and careers in clinical and counseling psychology. 

General Psychology

You’ll get a broad psychology education and keep your career options open from research to teaching to counseling. 

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

You’ll be prepared to move into the corporate or government workforce and work with businesses and organizations to improve and understand employee behavior. 

Mind, Brain, and Behavior

You’ll prepare to be a competitive candidate for graduate programs in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, and sensation and perception. 

Some Career Options

Because of the strong science orientation and your bachelor of science degree, you’ll come out with 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 in human-focused jobs and research. 

Tour and info session options

Tours may be available as part of Admissions tours and info sessions, offered throughout the year.

For additional opportunities, please reach out to:

Warren Jackson, undergraduate recruitment coordinator, at or (970) 491-4519.

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Want a more in-depth look at this major? Take a look at the program website to learn more.