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Do you dream of a career in which you can listen to great music all day long? Or perhaps you’d love to have your own talk show. A job as a radio DJ might be a great choice for you. Check out what it’s like to have a career as a radio DJ below:

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In the public’s eye, journalists hold a position of trust. They are expected to report the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. But the truth might not always be black and white and ethics can be a complicated issue. If you’re considering enrolling in a degree program in professional writing with the goal of becoming a journalist, then you’ll feel right at home at Grand Canyon University. As a faith-based school, our educational approach is centered firmly on strong values and ethical decision-making. Check out the core values and ethics in journalism below:

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A career in social work is an ideal path for resilient individuals who are interested in hands-on work that makes a positive difference in other people’s lives. You can get your foot in the door by earning a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an Emphasis in Social Work from Grand Canyon University. A bachelor’s can allow you to work in some settings, but most aspiring social workers find that they need a master’s degree too. Before beginning your academic journey, talk to established professionals in the field to find out what social work is really like.

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Students who are interested in human behavior, especially in a clinical- or health-related setting may seek a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science. During the program, students will study behavioral health concepts related to addiction and substance abuse, counseling, group dynamics and human development. Behavior health science programs will also cover current trends, best practices and up-to-date research findings.

Graduates from behavioral health science programs can look forward to a job market that has several options. Here are some jobs that a degree in behavioral health science can lead to.

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By Brian P. Raftery
Faculty, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s description of Gothic literature as “Infinity made imaginable” is both an explanation of its appeal and a tribute to its poetic power. Fittingly, the source of this brilliant observation was a colleague of another visionary Romantic poet—Percy Bysshe Shelley—who was married to the author of what is arguably the most famous and influential gothic novel of all time: “Frankenstein” or the “Modern Prometheus.”

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As the world continues to become more interconnected through technology, the need to communicate with people in different countries and from different cultures expands. In addition, the United States is becoming more multicultural than ever. People who can speak to and write for an audience of non-English speakers can find work in just about any field.

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By Brian Raftery
Faculty, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the publication of “Fahrenheit 451,” a powerful and influential dystopian novel that remains a staple of high school reading lists. Recently, HBO aired a new adaptation starring Michael B. Jordan. The novel’s enduring popularity can be attributed to the grim fact that many of its concerns and implicit warnings are relevant today.

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By Ashlyn Abramson
Student, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

If you have a genuine passion for writing and communicating with people, a Bachelor of Arts in English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing might be right for you, but what can you do with a degree in professional writing? What sorts of careers correlate with this field of study?

Here are a few you may not have thought of:

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