A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology: Getting Started in the Field
You might think you’ll need a Master’s or a Doctor’s degree in Psychology to begin working in the psychology field. But with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from one of Argosy University’s campuses—including Argosy University, Online Programs—you can graduate with the tools you’ll need to pursue entry-level employment in psychology.
What can you do with a psychology degree? The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Argosy University prepares you for entry-level employment as an academic advisor, career advisor, case manager, child care worker, counselor, human resources administration, or social services/human services assistant.
According to the American Psychological Association, “employers want and need the communication and interpersonal skills [that psychology majors bring to the workplace]. Their ability to collect, organize, analyze, and interpret data—and, perhaps most important, their strong understanding of human behavior.” The association continues that many psychology majors find jobs managing human resource departments or working as recruiters.
What You’ll Study in Argosy University’s Psychology Degree Program
Argosy University’s Psychology program allows you to build a broad, basic understanding of social sciences theory and application. Within the program, you’ll complete a dynamic group of psychology core and elective courses. And at the Bachelor’s degree level, you may choose from concentrations including Advanced Studies in Psychology, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Organizational Psychology, Substance Abuse, and Child and Adolescent Studies.
To give you additional insight into what you’ll experience in the real world, Argosy University’s elective psychology courses provide specific teaching on topics including: writing in psychology, adulthood and aging, abnormal child and adolescent psychology, diversity, psychology of gender, introduction to addiction and addictive behavior, forensic psychology, substance abuse treatment, and psychology and the criminal mind. For a complete list of courses available in the program, please click here and choose the school that you’d like to attend.
Life After Graduation
The American Psychological Association notes that finding your first job in the psychology field can be challenging—but provides tips to help you along the way.
First, plan early. Meet with your advisor to discuss career plans and create a path to get there. Also assess yourself—understand who you are and what you want from your psychology career.
Use your connections and keep making connections. Networking is beneficial in all industries, but having a mentor or working in an internship can help you to land your first psychology-related job after graduation.
And once you’ve completed your BA in psychology degree, don’t stop communicating with your school. Career services representatives can be a wealth of information when it comes to job openings, internship opportunities, and advice.
See http://ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/5419 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.