In this combined degree program, we prepare you for work in counseling and clinical psychology careers. This is a practical program oriented more toward practice rather than research in psychology. You’ll learn skills which may be applied in such fields as counseling, education, and business. Courses include psychological testing, personality, social psychology, introduction to counseling, group work and interviewing techniques, and practicum (two semesters).
A degree in psychology is excellent preparation for a variety of careers including counseling, education, health care, law, management, research, and sports psychology. As a student in the Psychology department at Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, you will have opportunities to utilize and develop your analytical and problem solving skills. Whether you want to help children and adults lead happier and more productive lives, or plan to apply your knowledge of human behavior in a business setting, Pace provides you with the real-world, practical skills you need to prepare for a fulfilling and successful career.
As with the MA in Psychology program, the combined program offers a general and advanced academic foundation in the field of psychology and fills a gap in the training and changing professional preparation in human service organizations and related fields. Most of the students enroll in this program for one of two reasons, either continuing professional development or in preparation for application to doctoral programs. Many graduates from this program have been successful in being accepted in doctoral programs in a psychology as well as in related fields. Aside from studying human behavior, psychology students learn to define and solve problems through scientific methods of research, data gathering, and writing. These skills are sought after by a variety of employers.