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Why Earn a Bachelor of Science in Psychology?

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

Many students begin their college journey unsure of what the future holds. However, choosing to earn a Bachelor of Science in Psychology can provide many options for students who have a passion for learning about the human mind. If you are interested in the science of psychology, there are many careers you can pursue by choosing to earn this degree. Here are a few reasons to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology:

You Have a Passion for Psychology

Many students who choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology are passionate about the science behind psychology and desire to pursue a career in which they can apply the knowledge they obtain during their undergraduate program. If exploring human action and interaction is of interest to you, consider enrolling in Grand Canyon University’s program, where you will learn how humans form behavior. In addition, this degree will prepare you for a rewarding career in the field!

You Want Career Options

With a psychology degree, there are many careers you can choose to pursue after graduation. Many students choose to go to graduate school following their undergraduate degree. Potential career paths as you gain experience and academic knowledge include psychiatry, counseling, psychological research, teaching and many others.

You Seek a Real-World Degree

Psychology encompasses many topics. By choosing to study psychology, you will grow in your knowledge, education, career and life. You can take your knowledge with you and apply it to the many aspects of your life, as you learn more about how the human mind works. In addition, you may choose to study a new area of psychology or work in a new focus area later down the road. Overall, with psychology, there is always more you can do to further your education, career and personal satisfaction.

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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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