American Bachelor in Psychology
The aim of the Psychology Bachelor's Degree program is to provide students with a solid foundation in science as well as practical experience in all the major fields of psychology. Psychology is a very wide field of disciplines, and the program must prepare students for the variety of potential career paths available. This degree is awarded by State University of New York, Empire State College. Students who would like to earn a second degree can also sit for state exams at the end of their studies and receive a second diploma from U.N.Y.P. accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education.
Psychology is one of the most popular majors worldwide. Not only is this one of the most fascinating and dynamic fields of science, but it also provides a springboard for a wide range of opportunities for graduate study and exciting career choices.
The Psychology Major involves a broad overview of a wide range of psychological topics. The foundation includes courses from the most important branches within the discipline, and gives students a thorough knowledge and background in the issues and theories of modern psychological thought. The focus on scientific and biological components gives students experience in critical thinking, analysis, and integration of scientific theory and practice. The specialized courses provide deeper insight into current issues of great concern to our modern society. Students become familiar with not just therapy and the treatment of mental illness, but also intercultural issues and family dynamics, as well as the application of psychological principles to the business environment. To better prepare students for their future, we offer two 'tracks' in psychology where students can specialize. A Graduate School Track prepares students for advanced study in Clinical Psychology as well as research-oriented programs in Cognition, Neuropsychology, Health, and other important areas. Our Industrial/Work track allows students to gain more practical knowledge of applied psychology while also gaining a solid understanding of business through the integration of relevant business classes.
The Primary Goals of Graduate School Track
Provide the necessary background to continue studies at the graduate level. 80% of graduates have chosen to continue their studies to earn a Master's or Doctoral Degree and have been accepted to top universities around the world.
The Primary Goals of the Industrial/Work Track
Develop the necessary skills to apply their studies in the job market. 20% of our graduates have entered the job market directly in exciting careers applying psychology in the business environment.
What can I do with a degree in psychology?
A liberal arts education combined with a major in psychology opens a wide range of potential career choices. This can be seen in the choices of our U.N.Y.P. psychology alumni. Many entered graduate school Master's and Doctoral programs in psychology and have been accepted to top universities in the Czech Republic, the USA, and across Europe, including, for example, Cambridge University in England, indicating our students are fully prepared for the rigors of even the best graduate schools. Other students chose to enter the workforce directly, and our alumni can be found in diverse positions; from trainers in top management consulting firms and human resource managers in major international companies to counselors working with troubled children in orphanages or working for the European Union on issues of cultural diversity. Still others are successfully pursuing advanced degrees in related fields such as Sociology, Adult Education, Politics, or Public Relations. With such a wide variety of future possibilities, a bachelors degree in psychology helps keep all your options open when it comes time to make a career decision, and your experience with the wide range of courses offered in the major can help you to make sure that decision the right one for you.
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Last updated January 4, 2018