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Concentrations in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Welcome to the first part in our series looking at the concentrations and specializations within our degree programs at Argosy University. Today, we’re looking at our Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and its five concentrations.

Did you know that within Argosy University’ Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree program, they are a number of concentrations that students can use to potentially guide the course of their studies and their desired career path?

Learn more about these optional concentrations:

  • Criminal Justice
    As law enforcement becomes more modernized, Psychology has become a larger part of it. The Criminal Justice concentration offers coursework for students interested in the causes, treatment, and impact of crime on communities. Students examine psychological perspectives on the offender, including the history and theories of criminal justice.
  • Organizational Psychology
    The primary goal of the Organizational Psychology concentration is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to contribute to helping organizations better understand how they function and how they can become more effective.
  • Substance Abuse
    Substance abuse touches so many aspects of life, that it creates a need for people with the expertise necessary to help understand its wide ranging effects. The primary goal of the Substance Abuse concentration is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to seek entry-level positions in substance abuse counseling settings.
  • Human Services
    This concentration is designed to prepare students to contribute in variety of mental health and social services organizations in roles that could include entry-level counselor, case manager, intake counselor, etc
  • Advanced Studies
    The Advanced Studies in Psychology concentration offers coursework for students interested in pursuing graduate study in psychology and related fields , such as counseling and social work. In addition to the four required courses, other courses offered by Argosy University may also assist students in building the foundation for advanced coursework.

As you can see, students studying Psychology at Argosy University have a range of options available to widen their field of study. Does one of these concentrations sound like something you might want to pursue? Give us a call at 1-866-427-4679 to learn more!

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The bottom line is that fear can make a positive difference in your life. If you don’t push yourself to try new things, you won’t grow as a person. Fear should not be avoided, but rather used as a helpful tool in your life.

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Fear Can be Good for You

You probably have certain situations that make you nervous, whether it’s speaking in public or writing that important paper for class. Your instincts sometimes encourage you to avoid fearful situations at all costs, but this strategy may not be the best approach. Believe it or not, fear is actually perfectly healthy and even good for you. Here’s why.

If you think about it, you’ve been afraid in situations where you’re uncomfortable or learning something new. We aren’t generally afraid when we’re dealing with familiar territory. When you were a child, maybe you were afraid of the dark or of your parents leaving you home by yourself. As you grew older, you weren’t afraid of the dark anymore, but maybe something new took its place, like performing poorly on your driving test or feeling inadequate as a parent.

More often than not, fear coincides with personal growth. When you decided to earn your degree online, you probably felt a little nervous or even afraid at first. Would you be able to keep up with your assignments? How would you balance school with everything else going on in your life? As you successfully completed your first few classes, you began to gain confidence and the fear subsided. You had conquered your fear by pushing yourself forward.

The bottom line is that fear can make a positive difference in your life. If you don’t push yourself to try new things, you won’t grow as a person. Fear should not be avoided, but rather used as a helpful tool in your life.

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