Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Program

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. The discipline embraces all aspects of the human experience - from the functions of the brain to the actions of nations, from child development to care for the aged.

In every conceivable setting from scientific research centers to mental healthcare services, "the understanding of behavior" is the enterprise of psychologists.


• Conduct Research
• Study and Contribute to the Work Environment
• Promote Physical & Mental Health
• Help People Learn
• Work in the Community

Mission Statement

Psychology Department

Psychology is a science that studies behavior from psychological, biological, and social perspectives. The major and elective requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology are designed to achieve a broad understanding of the contents, concepts, and research methods of contemporary psychology in the context of a quality Liberal Arts education.

The mission of the undergraduate program of the Psychology Department is to provide a useful course of study in Psychology that will enable students to obtain employment or to pursue an advanced degree. This program will accomplish the following: educate students about diverse topics within Psychology, teach critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills, provide students with opportunities to perform research, and enable students to develop professional writing and other communication skills.

Co-Director of Undergraduate Education: Dr. Fred Coolidge
Phone: (719) 255-4146
Location: Columbine Hall 4029
E-Mail: fcoolidg@uccs.edu

Co-Director of Undergraduate Education: Dr. Sandy Wurtele
Phone: (719) 255-4150
Location: Columbine Hall 4015
E-Mail: swurtele@uccs.edu