Careers in Psychology
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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.
- PSY/203 – Foundations of Psychology or equivalent
What you'll learn
Course skills and outcomes
- 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.
- Identify careers in psychology.
- Identify skills needed for specific jobs in psychology.
- Describe personal career goals.
- Identify methods for gaining experience in the field.
- Describe strategies for setting reasonable expectations.
- Identify benefits of attaining a graduate degree.
- Describe strategies for getting into graduate school.
- Demonstrate readiness for job interviews.
- Explain the process of choosing a job.