College of Psychology
The College of Psychology seeks to provide an intellectual environment that is focused on providing students a professional community of Psychology that is aimed in promoting scientific proficiency on the interdisciplinary field of psychology where students are trained to be responsive to the emerging trends; applying their knowledge of psychological science as empowered global citizens.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is a four year course that would provide students a strong psychological knowledge and understanding of human behavior and psychology as a scientific discipline. These foundation aims to promote skills in research methodology, analyzing data would enable students to pursue career path in human services. This would also provide insights into the influence of Psychology on contemporary thoughts and industry practice.
THE PATH, THE PROMISE AND THE PLEASURE OF A PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE
Thousands of graduates are churned out by colleges and universities each year among them graduates of degrees in Psychology. As one of the components of the Social Sciences field of human endeavor, before, now and progressively towards the future. So, why study psychology?
Elementary speaking, psychology is simply the study of human behavior as well as organizational behavior. A bachelor’s degree in psychology provides students with an understanding of people, their actions and motivations either on an individual or institutional level. Psychology teaches students to think critically as well as creatively so graduates have excellent communication skills which are highly prized in the job market today. The skills one learns from a bachelor’s degree in psychology will sufficiently equip one for many professions where effective human interaction is critical; thus, opening the door to a variety of career opportunities.
Degree programs in psychology typically emphasize both science and psychology studies, preparing students for many careers that involve in working with people in areas as varied as sales, human resources, business services, marketing or social work. Some of the most important things one learns in the undergraduate years are interpersonal skills whereby understanding of the human mind and behavior gives one the ability to asses client needs, keep thorough and accurate records, and express care and empathy and to act as an advocate for the client.
A bachelor’s degree in psychology is sometimes seen as a stepping stone toward a graduate degree. As many as 40% of psychology majors end up going to business or law schools or some other type of advanced degree program. Aside from these, there are many types of career options for those graduates of this degree.
Some common job titles in this area include the following:
- Clinical Psychologist
- Social Worker
- Guidance Counselor
- Human Resource Manager / Officer / Staff
- Recruitment or Hiring Officer
- Training Officer / Assistant
- Educational Psychologist
- College Professor
- Rehabilitation Counselor
- Career Counselor
- Admin Assistant
According to The College Majors Handbook, some of the top occupations that are those with a bachelor’s psychology degree are the following:
- Top and mid-level management and administration.
- Social work
- Other management occupations
- Labor relations, personnel and training
- Real estate, business services and insurance
The U.S Department of Labor says the job outlook for psychologists is expected to grow at an average rate over the next decade. Jobs are expected to increase by about 12% through the 2018, which is the average growth rate predicted for all occupations. The need for psychological services in hospitals, schools, private businesses, social services and mental health centers is expected to drive this growth. Other job demands include those in rehabilitation centers and involving data collection and analysis.
Typically, a psychologist’s salary varies greatly depending upon their level of education and environment in which a psychology professional practices. Job prospects should be best for people who have a doctoral degree in an applied specialty such as counseling or school psychology.