The human mind is a complex arrangement of cognitive functions, including thought, emotion, behavior, and memory. Psychology, which uses scientific methods to examine and analyze these processes, is a broad and rapidly evolving field.
Why study psychology? One possible motivation is curiosity, an eagerness to better understand the many intricacies and complexities of human behavior. Another common motivation is the desire to help people improve mental well-being with tools like counseling, therapy, and scientific research.
There are numerous reasons to study psychology and many areas of specialization to explore. Some of these areas include:
- Behavioral psychology
- Biopsychology or behavioral neuroscience
- Clinical psychology and psychiatrics
- Forensic psychology
- Industrial/organizational psychology
The principles of psychology can be applied in a wide range of career fields, from healthcare to law enforcement to business. The study of psychology teaches you to strategically use theory and research to analyze and address real-world problems.
Online psychology programs from Colorado State University provide skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately in your current career or help you pursue a new opportunity. The curriculum of CSU’s online psychology courses has been carefully developed by practitioners with considerable experience in their fields. Gain the educational foundation you need to start making an impact.
Online Psychology Degrees
Earning a psychology degree can provide the knowledge and credentials you need to take the next step in your academic journey or professional career.
CSU's online psychology bachelor's degree teaches you to creatively and strategically use science to address real-world problems, allowing you to make a difference through a variety of career paths. Discover the theories, principles, laws of behavior, and scientific methods used in psychological research.
This practitioner-oriented master’s degree program shows you how to improve workplace productivity by studying employee behavior, motivation, and morale. Learn to use research and measurement to solve practical workplace issues. Apply the principles of psychology to human resources and leadership challenges within your current or future organization.
Develop skills to bring greater awareness, purpose, and compassion into your life. Created by a medical anthropologist and certified integrative health coach, this program combines ancient wisdom and current scientific research to help you incorporate mindfulness into your everyday life.