Psychology Career - Thinking About Becoming a Psychologist...

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Thinking About Becoming a Psychologist? Majoring in Psychology Psychology is a popular major among undergraduates. As a major or minor it can be beneficial for students interested in education, business, law, medicine, social work, management or any of the human service fields such as nursing, child care, medical technology, law enforcement, or real estate. If you are planning to transfer to a University to get your B.A. or B.S. in psychology you will probably want to complete PSY101 (Introduction to Psychology), PSY230 (Statistics), and PSY290 (Research Methods), as these courses form the core component of an undergraduate degree in psychology and are likely to transfer to almost all four- year institutions. In addition, you may wish to take a couple of specialty courses in psychology such as developmental, social, abnormal, applied, or personality psychology. Check with your advisor about the specific course requirements for majoring or minoring in psychology at Phoenix College. Some students worry that if they major in psychology they may be limiting themselves if they choose to go on to graduate school in another area such as law or medicine. However, most graduate programs and professional schools are looking for the best students, regardless of their undergraduate major. The student may be required to take a semester of courses to “catch up”, but most graduate programs focus on recruiting students with a certain grade point average and test scores rather that a particular undergraduate major. Graduate School in Psychology Although many people major in psychology and utilize their knowledge to help them in a variety of other fields, those wishing to obtain a professional position in the field of psychology must continue training at the graduate level. The American Psychological Association states that in order to use the title of psychologist,
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