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About the B.S. in Psychology Accelerated Program

The B.S. degree in Psychology provides students with a broad view of the field of psychology; its methods of study, its interaction with society and the various specialties of modern psychology.

The psychology degree has many applications; some may wish to continue their studies in graduate or professional schools of psychology, others may seek to use the psychology degree to enter the fields of law, education, or social work. Still others study psychology to gain an understanding of people for later use in management, labor relations, personnel administrator, teaching, public relations worker, student activities officer, corrections officer, or in some other allied vocation. Many students enter directly into psychology-related positions in such areas as rehabilitation or human services.

Psychology provides a vehicle for personal development and an avenue for pursuing a liberal arts education. The study of psychology will broaden one’s knowledge of people and their behavior and teach one how to study behavior in a scientific way. 

The Psychology degree addresses the general areas of developmental, personality, social, cognitive, and abnormal psychology. It fosters the development of verbal, quantitative, analytical, and technological skills that are useful for work in psychology and related fields.

Classes are conveniently scheduled so you can choose from evening, weekend and online courses. This program is offered at our main Bridgeport campus, as well as the Waterbury Center location.

Degree Requirements Summary

Psychology Program Requirements (24 credits)

Includes courses in Intro, Personality, Cognition, Abnormal, Social, Child, Research Methods, and Statistics in Psychology.

Program Electives (15 credits)

Includes courses in Psychology such as Maturity and Aging, Health Psychology, Biological Psychology, and Lifespan Development.

General Electives (39 credits)

Select courses that expand your field of study and provide depth in a particular discipline. The General Electives allow for transferring a multi-disciplinary number of credits from other schools, while providing the opportunity to customize your learning experience.

University Core Curriculum (43 credits)

Includes courses in Communications, English, Fine Arts, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Math, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.


Detailed Degree Plan