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Is it possible to go to grad school for psychology with a bachelors degree in business?

Is it possible to go to grad school for psychology with a bachelors degree in business? Topic: degree only
May 26, 2019 / By Nimbus
Question: I am currently a junior in college working on my bachelors degree in management, with an option in sociology. I am wondering if it is possible to apply to psychology graduate program with a bachelors in something else. Is a bachelors in psychology required, or are there just some essential classes that need to be taken. I am also currently taking psychology courses, because my university requires all upper-division students to take have a "theme" classes outside their major, and I have chosen psychology as mine. I'm looking for serious answers only from people who actually know what they are talking about. Thanks in advance.
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Korah Korah | 9 days ago
No, you need a major in psychology (or at least more courses than you need for a minor) to apply to psychology grad school. My university is not high ranked in graduate psychology, and they still only take people with a psychology degree and only about 10% of applicants. Psychology grad programs are very competitive.
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Korah Originally Answered: What can I do with a bachelors' degree in psychology?
A psych major, much like an english major, does not set you up with a number of specialized job opportunities upon graduation. It's one of those "non-practical" majors, because hardly any jobs hire people just because they have a B.S. in Psychology. If you do end up wanting to do a psych major, I highly encourage you to do one of the following: 1) major in something else as well that is more practical 2) plan on going to graduate school Number 2 is a pretty good option. You can go to a school of social work, or get your PhD in Psychology so you can practice in a clinical setting (that is, be the type of psychologist who sees patients). If you get a PhD in non-clinical psychology, this usually takes you down the path of working in academia (researching/teaching at a university). If you're looking for more information regarding what a psychology major is all about, I highly suggest reaching out to the department chair at a university near where you live (or a school you plan to apply to). If they care at all about their prospective students, they will gladly give you an overview of their program, or at least direct you to their school website. They can also more thoroughly answer the question of "What can I do with X major..."
Korah Originally Answered: What can I do with a bachelors' degree in psychology?
A BS in psychology qualifies you to go on to your MS. The only thing you can get at the BS level are casemanagemet positions or a position with DHS that dont pay too well but will get you through grad school.

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It is definitely possible, though probably a bit more difficult than starting with a psychology undergrad degree. There are also a lot of different kinds of psychology degrees- psychiatrists have to go to normal medical school, but psychologists have their own grad school programs, so think about what kind of school you'll be applying to. You should talk to your adviser and contact a professor if your school's psychology department, to start with. You can try a professor whose class you're taking, or ask your adviser if he/she knows anyone in the psych department. Just tell them what you've told us here- ask them for advice on what psych classes to take and what will look good on your application. Having letters of recommendation from psychology professors will also be very useful, so cultivating those relationships is very important.
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Evelyn Evelyn
i'm sorry yet are you nuts? do you relatively need to sit down down and hear different peoples issues for 8 hours an afternoon 7 days a week be on call and probably omit some thing and be to blame for years of a affected person taking the incorrect drugs.....i'm sorry that became my journey... you will do effective. reliable success and God Bless
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Evelyn Originally Answered: Psychology majors: can I find a job with a grad degree?
Yes, if you earned a Master's Degree in Psychology you could work in a Research Lab as an assistant to someone that holds a PhD. You could even work as an instructor/professor in a Community College Setting. If you did a program like Community Psychology, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy, you could become a Licensed Counselor/Therapist. If you get a PhD, you could become a professor in a university, work as researcher, or become a Clinical Psychologist, doing therapy, or research and therapy..

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