It is customary among families to guide and teach their children throughout their childhood stage to become aware of the kind of environment surrounding them so that they can be conscious and sentient of the possibility of influence to their developmental and emotional growth. However, when they become young adults, this is the beginning of social transformation and exercise of freedom and decision. Our secular world has so many opportunities to offer but young adults are naturally aggressive and innocent so they become susceptible to deception in a broad range of circumstances. In terms of choosing education, some adolescents failed to enjoy the program they either choose because of the suggestions of inexperienced peers or coercive decision of parents, which later on bear out to be a significant cause of frustration of adolescents to learn, and becomes unsuccessful in their vocation or simply mislead them to a wrong career path.
The field of psychology has a broader context and its curriculum continue to develop for the benefit of students and potential learners. Interestingly, this field provides not only theoretical basis but also holistic approach to learning to experience the fun, wit, and intellectual growth. Thus, could yield a personality that is strong carrying sufficient knowledge and wisdom to explore the inner self and the world and sooner to become successful in a profession that they would never regret.
As an alumnus of psychology, I made it possible to include few things a student should know before signing up for this prestigious preparatory medicine specialization under baccalaureate programs. A Bachelor of Science in Psychology program offers professional subjects in Human Resource Management, Guidance and Counseling, Psychometrics and Training and Development, along with innovative courses in Psychology and related fields. This program includes exposure of students to research, group dynamics and on- the-job training. Below are career choices listed when you plan to finish a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology:
Training Consultant, Training Officer, Human Resources Manager
Guidance Counselor, Psychometrician
Social Worker, Educator
Graduates can also conduct research studies specializing in clinical, social, developmental, counseling, industrial, organizational, educational and experimental psychology.
These are the major subjects included in a local curriculum when psychology is the chosen baccalaureate program:
(1) History of psychology (2) General psychology (3) Developmental psychology (4) Child psychology (5) Theories of personality (6) Educational psychology (7) Social psychology (8) Seminar psychology (9) Industrial psychology (10) Guidance and counseling (11) Psychological testing (12) Projective techniques (13) Experimental psychology (14) Sociology of development (15) Group process (16) Psychology of adjustment (17) Major elective 1 (18) Major elective 2 (19) Major elective 3 (20) Cognitive psychology (21) Physiological psychology (22) Abnormal psychology (23) Clinical psychology (24) OJT program (25) Methods of research (26) Thesis writing
In a very competitive academic environment that students are facing, local universities and colleges in regional and national territory are tireless to study and develop curriculums in variety of degree programs hoping to reach out young adult learners and understand their needs of utilizing educational facilities, experience opportunity to learn from credible educators and obtain a reputable degree. It is indeed, a social responsibility of adult individuals and professionals to help young people to learn to be decisive, matured but most of all attain a dependable knowledge that would lead them into a rational and mature decision planning. Yes, obtaining a degree in psychology is a very good choice – students can learn to motivate themselves, be circumspective, possess a loving nature and could understand the value of people, society, moral standard and responsibility. As for a career path, graduates of psychology have a promising future in diversified industry and success to climb the corporate ladder and fly.