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Bachelor of Science in Psychology: 3 Tips for Success in the Program


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

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology can help you achieve your academic goals and find a purposeful career! This area of study offers a wide range of options to help you advance your education and gain profitable skills. Of course, any undergraduate degree requires time and focus for success. So, how can you be sure that you get the most out of your psychology degree at Grand Canyon University?  


A huge part of succeeding in any degree program is, as you may have guessed, studying! Retaining information you learn in class is not only a crucial part of college, but also important for further use in your career. Topics of study in the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program include:

  • Research and ethics
  • Human personality
  • Experimental and abnormal psychology
  • Cognitive neuroscience

These subjects are extremely important for the prospective psychologist – studying hard in all areas of this degree can help you succeed in your desired field. You may also want to consider earning a master’s degree in psychology, in order to advance your knowledge and prepare for a career in psychology.

Manage Your Time

Staying diligent is a huge aspect of college! With a degree program like psychology, it can become a daunting task to balance every part of your busy life and schedule. Time management is a great skill to hone in on when balancing your work, school and social life. Ensuring that you have plenty of time to perform well in school without taking away from your other responsibilities, can be one of the best things you can do for yourself as a college student!

Focus on the Future

Staying future-oriented in college is just as important as being present and making the most of your experience! For students majoring in psychology, it is important to know what commitments come with the program and how to work as hard as you can to use your tools and resources to your favor. Outside of the college setting, you can find many psychology-related internships and positions to give your resume that extra boost it needs, and provide yourself with the knowledge and opportunities that will help you succeed!

Grand Canyon University helps students prepare to succeed in their desired field. To learn more about GCU’s psychology program, visit our website or click the Request More Information button at the top of this page.

About Jessalyn Johnson
English Literature Major, Digital Copywriter for GCU Blogs

Jessalyn Johnson is a senior at Grand Canyon University, completing the final year of her BA in English Literature. Originally from Melbourne, FL, Jessalyn has come to enjoy living in the desert of Arizona. Since freshman year she has occupied several different positions on the editorial board of GCU’s literary review, StartleBloom, which is approaching its third volume. In her free time, Jessalyn enjoys creative writing, photography, writing music and participating in the plays and musicals put on by GCU’s Ethington Theatre.

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