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School of Behavioral and Social Sciences (CAGS)

The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences includes the Associate of Arts (A.A.) in General Studies and Communication Studies, the Associate of Science (A.S.) in Criminal Justice and Psychology, the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies and Creative Writing, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Applied Psychology and Criminal Justice degrees, the Advanced Mathematics, American History, Communication Studies, and Psychology minors, and the Master of Arts in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling (M.A.), Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with emphases in Marriage and Family Therapy and Substance Use Disorders, Master of Arts in School Counseling, and Master of Science in Criminal Justice (M.S.) degrees. 

The program major examines theories in psychology through the integration of a biblical worldview.  Major theories in psychology are evaluated through a Christian perspective that challenges students to apply psychological principles to grow personally and in their professional competencies. The B.S. in Applied Psychology prepares students for careers in psychology, counseling, social work, and other related fields. Job options for bachelor’s level graduates include, but are not limited to, paraprofessionals in clinics and hospitals, case workers in social services, educational aides, staff in residential treatment centers and staff in church and parachurch ministries. 

The program major provides a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical application in communication studies, exploring interpersonal communication, small group communication, and organizational communication. The Communication Studies major prepares students for careers in business, service-providing industries, human resources, broadcasting, telecommunications, public advocacy, and governmental agencies.

The program major provides students with an opportunity to learn techniques of descriptive writing for both fiction and nonfiction audiences. The program also covers the challenges and opportunities that authors encounter as they develop, publish, and market their projects. Students also learn the structure and functions of various public and private publishing entities as well as the demands of audiences that make up the publishing industry and its diverse markets. Students learn ways to foster a Christian voice in the field of creative writing.

The program major is offered at the associate, baccalaureate and masters level. They provide a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical application in criminal justice. Students are specifically prepared for careers in law enforcement, corrections, domestic terrorism and site security, and various governmental positions. Students pursuing a career in criminal justice will have the coursework they need to understand and contribute to the criminal justice system.

The program program at Colorado Christian University is designed to equip advanced practitioners and future leaders with a well-balanced foundation of knowledge, skills, and critical thinking ability. Students complete courses from each of the following categories: ethics, decision-making, and leadership; contemporary social problems and solutions; investigations; and constitutional law.


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