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what will I encounter?

what will I encounter in psychology as my major in college?
is it worth taking psychology?

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Jason’s Answer

This is a very general question for a vert broad subject matter. Psychology has over 100 divisions, this is beneficial for those who have a niche interest. As a psychology major, you should be able to write a basic research paper, understand basic statistics, understand the general thoughts behind studying human and animal behavior, as well as other specific coursework, depending on where you go to school.
My undergrad experience was enriched with many clinically based courses allowing the faculty to provide vivid stories about their own professional experience.
When i was a part time faculty member at a small private univeristy, the faculty were mostly research based in social psychology. Because of this limited scope majoring in psychology there was vastly different than where i graduated for example. The point of this story is that all major are not created equal. You should google around and see what the faculty at potential schools youa re going to, are into. Take a look at course offerings. If you have the thought of being a therapist, cousenlor, social worker, psychologist etc- make sure you see course offerrings that provide the right experience.

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Beata’s Answer

Many individuals I’ve come to know over the years chose to study Psychology as a stepping stone towards going on towards a career in law, MBA etc. others chose psychology as a primary career and went into fields of child or clinical psychologists, working in schools, non for profit organizations etc. it all depends on what motivates and interests you
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Nathaniel’s Answer

It might be a stepping stone to many more years of schooling, but it seems to be just something to do for 4 years without much of a direction
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Greg’s Answer

I received my degree in Sociology and turned it into a Manager role in the Business field. The degree of Psychology is similar to Sociology in that they both teach you how to interact well with people. This is one the most important skills you can have in the working field, whether you end up working in the Psychology field or if you move into the Business world, a psychology degree is very beneficial. You can use it for many roles after you graduate.
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