The 4-Yr BA in Psychology (Applied Emphasis) includes at least one full year field placement (8 hours per week, September to April). The practicum gives students an opportunity to gain experience by working at a community agency. In the practicum students learn how to apply psychological knowledge as they work with directly with people in settings such as recreation programs for those with major mental illness, programs for homeless youth, preschool intervention programs and corrections programs. This degree helps students gain the skills to be “market ready” for work in the human services field and also to be well prepared for graduate school. Graduates with this BA have found jobs such as addictions educator, youth worker and preschool behavioral specialist, among other occupations. Alumni who have continued their studies at the Masters or PhD level have found work in positions such as psychologist, family therapist, occupational therapist, instructor and researcher.
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