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Planning Your Future In Psychology

By August 6, 2012

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From choosing a major to selecting courses for your next semester, the choices you make now can have a major impact on your academic and career future. Learn more about what you should consider before you choose a psychology major and start thinking about the recommended psychology courses that you will need to take next semester.

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The first step is to determine if being a psychology major is the right choice for you. Consider your responses to some important questions you should ask before you major in psychology and look over these great reasons to earn a psychology degree. Once you've decided to pursue a psychology degree, it is time to start planning which classes you will need to graduate. In addition to fulfilling the basic requirements of your program, you should also take elective courses that will help you achieve your future academic and career goals. If you are planning to go to graduate school, it is important to plan carefully since most graduate programs have specific prerequisites. Learn more about how to choose psychology courses as well as some of the most popular psychology classes.

Are you planning to attend graduate school? After earning your undergraduate degree in psychology, you have a number of options. While many students choose to pursue a master's or doctorate degree in psychology, there are also many other related subject areas that you might want to consider. Check out some of these alternative graduate programs for psychology majors to learn more.

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August 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm
(1) Dr. Bryan Miller says:

The field is changing dramatically at this point in history. The Affordable Care Act has hastened those changes. Medicaid and Medicare rates are being cut. Insurance companies are lowering the reimbursement rates. New professionals will been to be more entrepreneurial that their past cohorts. Diversifying services, having multiple streams of income, consulting and contracting . . . many new forms will need to develop. The good news is there will be more clients available and more agency jobs (at low pay) for new professionals. The bad news is it will take more creativity and “out of the box” thinking to be able to not only “do good” but also “do well.”

March 10, 2013 at 4:59 pm
(2) Chiranjib says:

now i am completing my master in forensic psychology. i target is to take a PhD degree and try to be a teacher in forensic psychology because i love teaching.

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