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While perusing the psychology programs offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, you may have stumbled upon our Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Geropsychology. This program is ideal for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in fields such as psychology, nursing, sociology or communications, and who are interested in working with aging populations. Continue reading to learn about the nature of professional geropsychology:

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By Jessalyn Johnson
Editor of StartleBloom

Last year, StartleBloom made its debut as GCU’s new student literary review. This year, the book returned for its second volume and was released to the public in early April. The review is made up of a compilation of poetry, short fiction and artwork, all of which is submitted by GCU students. A small board of English literature students lead the review, advised by two professors, Diane Goodman and Heather Brody.

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he increasing growth of globalization and diversity is creating in-demand jobs for Spanish majors. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs in interpreting and translating will rise by 29% between 2014 and 2024. If you’re considering earning a Spanish degree, then read on to learn about some potential career choices in this field:

Spanish Interpreter

The job outlook for interpreters is fantastic, and this career typically requires a bachelor’s degree and short-term on-the-job training. Career opportunities in this field are growing much faster than the average, meaning that selecting Spanish as a major may promote your long-term job security. Interpreters work in environments like schools, courtrooms, conference centers and hospitals where they interpret another language into Spanish or the reverse.

Foreign Correspondent

If you have a love of travel and an interest in journalism, then you might consider a career as a foreign correspondent. These professionals inform the public about current events and news on local, national and international levels. Many foreign correspondents spend time in the field and have a fast-paced work environment where they report for television, radio, websites, newspapers or magazines.

Spanish Educator

A career as a Spanish educator can be an appealing choice for many students. These professionals work in education as college professors, Spanish instructors and school teachers. Some of the job duties that you may encounter in this field include teaching Spanish language fundamentals, developing a curriculum and grading coursework. Fluency in both verbal and written Spanish and English along with a thorough understanding of grammar and composition are essentials for Spanish educators. Additional training and education may be required.

GCU’s focus is providing students with a quality education that will support their career goals. If you’re interested in Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Spanish degree, then click the green Request More Information button at the top of this page or visit the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


  • “Interpreters and Translators.” Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved from: bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/interpreters-and-translators.htm

Are you passionate about helping others find the greatness within them? If so, then the Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sport Psychology from Grand Canyon University may provide you with the ideal professional and academic foundations to pursue your career goals. Offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the BS in sport psychology was designed for individuals with an interest in sports, health, fitness, performing arts or mental health fields. The following are just a few examples of the potentially rewarding careers that graduates of our program may go on to pursue:

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The Master of Science in Addiction Counseling program is offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. This degree is designed for students who want to become an addiction counselor.

Graduates of this program will have the academic foundation needed to begin the process of applying for licensure or certification in their home state. After earning this master’s degree from GCU, you may be prepared to work in settings like private practice, hospitals, substance abuse clinics or your own counseling clinic. Continue reading to learn what to expect from a day in the life of a professional addiction counselor:

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By Jessalyn Johnson
English Literature Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

If you are interested in a career in counseling, you may desire to continue your education and earn a master’s degree to prepare for licensing and broaden your opportunities. It may also become of interest to you to hone your counseling skills by earning a Master of Science in Christian Counseling. This program is an excellent choice for counselors who aspire to bring Christianity into their profession and use God’s Word to help others! Here are three great reasons you should earn a master’s degree in Christian counseling:

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