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Featured Program: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology


March 8, 2011 http://www.southuniversity.edu/whoweare/newsroom/blog/featured-program-bachelor-of-arts-in-psychology

Are you looking to pursue an entry-level career in psychology – or simply looking for an education that can lay the foundation needed for many other careers? If so, South University – Online Programs offers an undergraduate degree in Psychology, the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Psychology online.  It is designed to give you a broad background in general education along with the basic training needed for entry-level careers in psychology and much more.

 

What can you do with an undergraduate degree in psychology? Well, you will not have the same opportunities as someone with a master’s or doctoral degree in psychology, but there are many entry level positions that college grads with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree can pursue. Some of these are in human and social services, including:

 

  • Case Management
  • Career Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Psychiatric Technician

At first glance, these may not appear to be related to psychology, but your undergraduate degree in psychology can help you to develop psychology-related skills in a variety of entry-level careers including the ones mentioned above.

 

What type of skills are we talking about? First off – and perhaps most importantly – is the ability to assess the needs of a client After all, how can you help someone if you can’t determine the type of help that they need to begin with? Some other skills you can hone are the ability to keep accurate and complete records, how to show care and empathy and additionally, how to be a patient advocate.

 

Social services are only one line of work that you can pursue with an undergraduate degree in psychology. You can ultimately pursue many types of work where you will interact with others, as you will have developed an understanding of the human mind and strengthened your interpersonal skills as you worked towards your degree. Some careers could include:

 

  • Advertising
  • Case Management
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Sales

 

Why stop here? Undergraduate psychology degrees are very flexible. In many cases, having a bachelor's degree in psychology can be your stepping stone toward a graduate degree. That’s a good thing because if your goal is to be a licensed psychologist, you’ll definitely need a doctoral degree in psychology.

 

If you would like to learn more about South University – Online Programs’ B.A. in Psychology degree program, click here, or simply call 1-888-444-3404 to speak with an Admissions Representative.

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