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There are several paths you can choose with a degree in psychology (other than become a psychologist.) They include:
- Social Work
- Higher Education
- Human Resources
Within the field of life sciences and medicine is the study of psychology. Psychology in its broadest terms is the study of the human mind and human behavior, offering the chance to explore unanswered questions about the brain, such as how it functions under stress, how it learns language, how it remembers facts or how mental illness can affect the way it works. Those pursuing research in this area have the chance to help further scientific understandings of the brain, to promote the all-round health and welfare of current and future generations.
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There are many things you can do with a psychology degree besides being a "psychologist" per se (i.e., someone involved in counseling). There are many research areas under the umbrella of psychology, including cognition, child development, education, and even neuroscience. If you're interested in research, you could apply to graduate programs in one of these more specific areas and devote yourself to that! This obviously requires a serious dedication to whichever sub-discipline you choose, but can be very rewarding in the end.
If you do go the graduate school route (either for a masters or all the way to a PhD), this opens up many more career options, including teaching at the university/college level or even getting an job outside of academia in an industry setting. The possibilities are endless!
If you don't want to go to graduate school, you'll be slightly more limited, but there are still many options out there aside from counseling. Just follow your heart and don't give up!
This is a tough challenge.Depending where you are in your undergraduate progress, changing majors will increase your time in school. You might search for graduate school, accelerated nursing programs...if you have completed the degree. I would consider a BS in Psychology a door for opportunities. Good luck!