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Careers in Psychology


Total credits


Course length

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Course level: Undergraduate

This course is designed to provide students with an orientation to the field and assist students in planning for a career in psychology. Emphasis will be placed on exploring the different branches of psychology, to identify key resources for exploring careers in psychology and to classify skills and experiences relevant to achieving career goals.


What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Describe psychology as a science.
  • Identify the major branches of psychology.
  • Explain possible benefits of a psychology degree.
  • Contrast various levels of training within the psychology field.

Week 2

  • Identify careers in psychology.
  • Identify skills needed for specific jobs in psychology.
  • Describe personal career goals.

Week 3

  • Identify methods for gaining experience in the field.
  • Describe strategies for setting reasonable expectations.

Week 4

  • Identify benefits of attaining a graduate degree.
  • Describe strategies for getting into graduate school.

Week 5

  • Demonstrate readiness for job interviews.
  • Explain the process of choosing a job.


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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