Post # 1
Just wondering how many fellow psych majors are here. 🙂 How far along are you? What made you study psychology? Are you concentrating on anything in particular – developmental, cognitive, etc?
Edited to add: Feel free to reply if you’ve already graduated, too!
Post # 3
@elizabeth2004: Hi I’m a psychology major. I have 2 semesters left then I”ll be getting my BA in psych. I decided to study pysch after taking psych 1010, it was a really interesting class and I realized I understood the material really easily and I loved it. not concentrating on anything in particular, but I like developmental psych the most.. not a huge fan of cognitive, I also love health psychology and social..
what about you? 🙂
Post # 4
I’m not in college anymore, but I graduated 6 months ago with my Bachelors in Psychology. I was in a Humanistic program (there are very few left anymore) and I completely adored it!
Post # 5
Not sure if I really count, but I WAS a psych major in college. I used to love to “people watch” with a friend in high school – I guess that’s kind of what helped me to choose the major 🙂 I got my undergrad degree in psychology, and then I went to grad school for school psychology. I absolutely LOVE my field, though it’s definitely not easy. What will you be doing with your degree?
Big high five to all the other psych majors out there! 😛
Post # 6
@pandaboo: Woohoo for 2 semesters left, I have one to go! I also became interested after an intro psych class, and I also like the developmental side of things. I think my favorite class thus far has been child psychology!
@AmeliaBedelia: Do you have a job now that’s related to your major?
@mannarose630: Yes you count, I edited my post to reflect this. 🙂 I’m not sure what I’ll be doing with my degree. I have a journalism degree, too, so it really depends what kind of a job I can find. I love research though. Do you work in a school then, with your grad focus on school psychology?
Post # 7
@elizabeth2004: Not really. Sort of? I am a caretaker for the elderly. So my classes definitely HELPED but it’s not exactly a degree-requiring job. I’m CPR certified too, which helped. In this economy it’s not the easiest to get a job with a “softer” degree (like psyc, soc, anth). I’ve got to go back to Grad School to get to the money but right now…I’m not ready for Grad School. I can’t decide exactly which track I want to go (school counseling? community counseling? school psychology? social work?)
Post # 8
I was a Psyc major! I graduated in May 2010. I loved my classes, but after a year and a half assisting a professor with marital therapy, I decided it was too emotional for me to do as a career.
Now I’m in law school, which the Psyc degree is surprising helpful for (due to the large amount of research and writing I did in undergrad).
I have a lot of friends from college doing school psychology, one friend in grad school working toward a PhD (basically her research involves getting rats addicted to cocaine and then monitoring their brain activity to try to figure out ways to help people overcome addiction), and a few friends working for the govt (MHMR type stuff).
I will say this… most of the people I was in school with added a second major or a minor before we graduated because it’s just SO hard to get a good job in Psyc (and psyc is a major that overlaps well with pretty much anything else in liberal arts), and most of us aren’t technically “using” our Psyc degrees…
Post # 9
i majored in psychology! then went on to do a masters in clinical child psych and am now working on my PhD, so hopefully next year i can call myself a child psychologist.
Post # 10
My Fiance graduated from a top university with a bachelors in psychology…the only job he could get out here was a behavioral therapist..so now hes in grad school getting his MFT. 🙂
Post # 11
I was a psychology major. I loved it and took a lot ofeducational psych courses. I’m now in Teacher’s College and have found that my psychologybackground has been so helpful!
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I’m still a psychology major for the next 9 days! I don’t think I’m going to use my degree though- I still haven’t quite figured out what I’m going to do after graduation other than wedding planning!
Post # 13
@elizabeth2004: I do work in the school system! I work in three elementary schools, and I do all of the testing for special education. I also work with teachers and parents on behavioral and academic interventions.
Kudos to you for wanting to get into research! There are probably a ton of options out there for you. Psych is one of those fields where there’s so much we can do, but actually finding the jobs can be a little tricky..
Post # 14
I graduated with a BA in Psych. I dabbled in Advertising for a while, and the Psych degree was actually surprisingly helpful in understanding how people mentally process ads. But, now I have a totally unrelated job.
Post # 15
I was a Psych major. I concentrated in Neuro and graduated in 2010 with a minor in Health Sci too. I started studying for the opportunity to study the brain in a way that related to people without having to do med school. I LOVE my current postbac job (EEG and psychophys on anxiety patients) but hope to get accepted to grad school to work on the neuroscience of pain next year 🙂