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Do you have to be really good at science to be able to study psychology?

I'm interested in the brain and how emotions and actions alter do to an experience or an altercation and i'm considering the field of social work but i have never been good in science

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Dr. Reeta’s Answer

What an awesome question! When I started in college, I was initially a pre-med major but I fairly quickly found out that I wasn't exactly gifted in the sciences :/ I found all of it super interesting, but my grades weren't good enough to get me into medical school so I looked more into clinical psychology. I switched my major to psychology and was still able to learn all about the brain, emotions, thoughts, and behavior but without such a heavy emphasis on the science aspect of it. I found it was a significantly better fit and now I'm a clinical psychologist :)
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Linda Ann’s Answer

Hi Amanda,

Since you mention neuroscience, you need to have a good grounding in biological functions. So when you say you aren't "good at science" that could mean physics or chemistry or geology... If you've been good with biological concepts AND have a good memory AND attention to detail, you should be ok to pursue the discipline of psychology, IF it doesn't work out while in college after your first year, you can always switch to another major.

Don't sell yourself short without first trying!!

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