Why PCC?

Completing your Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree in Psychology at PCC will allow you to take the same entry-level courses you’d study at a university. You’ll save thousands of dollars and enjoy the benefits of smaller class sizes and personalized attention from your instructors. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to transfer as a junior to one of the following four-year schools in Colorado to complete your bachelor’s degree.

Our faculty includes professionals who have been in private practice; worked as clinical psychologists, individual and family therapists; and worked in hospital settings. 

Our program features two completion paths, each with different awards: The Associate of Arts degree prepares you to transfer to a Bachelor of Arts program in Psychology. The Associate of Science degree prepares you to transfer to a Bachelor of Science program in Psychology. 

The AA degree in Psychology transfers to the following Colorado public four-year schools:   

  • Adams State University (Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; Developmental, Clinical, Sport Psychology or Psychology emphasis)
  • Colorado Mesa University (BA, Psychology; Psychology or Counseling Psychology concentrations)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (BA, Psychology)
  • Fort Lewis College (BA, Psychology)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (BA, Psychology)
  • University of Colorado-Boulder (BA, Psychology)
  • University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (BA, Psychology)
  • University of Colorado-Denver (BA, Psychology)
  • University of Northern Colorado (BA, Psychology)
  • Western State Colorado University (BA, Psychology)

The AS degree in Psychology transfers to the following Colorado public four-year schools:

  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (Bachelor of Science, Psychology: General Psychology concentration)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (BS, Psychology)
  • University of Colorado-Denver (BS, Psychology)
Rich Keilholtz
Chair of the Social Sciences, Education and Criminal Justice department
Rich Keilholtz

"As a first-generation college student from a blue-collar family, I was pretty lost when I first stepped foot on my college campus and I know I wouldn't have had some of the early challenges I faced if there'd been a passionate and encouraging support network like the one we have here for students at PCC.”

Psychology, AA (with Designation)

Award/Program Credits

Psychology, AS (with Designation)

Award/Program Credits

Program Information

Pueblo Campus
Fremont Campus
Social & Behavioral Science
Course Availability
Program Start
Every Semester
Program Length
4 Semesters


Department Chair
Tracy Williams

Assistant Department Chair
Brad Bowers