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bachelors of psychology?

anyone have a bach. of psych? im thining of doing this degree from kaplan...i want to help kids and possibyl be a social worker. for those with this degree, what did you do with it? do you think i should just go gung ho and step it up to a doctorates and be a psychologist? im 25 so i feel like im so old to just now be starting this process and 6 years or so of school plus an internshp for the doctorates..is daunting. what is your opinion?

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moki1984

Asked by moki1984 at 12:49 PM on May. 11, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • A bachelors of psychology will allow you to work as a case manager or a case coordinator. You cannot be a social worker. You would need to get a bachelors in social work for that. A psychology degree will not allow you to be licensed in anyway as a social worker, counselor, ect.

    If you are looking to go further with your education you can get a masters in psychology or counseling. You will need to find a university that will recognize your degree from Kaplan. If you are looking at psychology for a masters degree make sure it is an APA accredited program. If not you are wasting your money. With any masters program in psychology, social work or counseling make sure that you are going to be eligible for licensure or certification. You will not be able to practice or work if you are not. For any masters program you will need a GPA of at least a 3.0 to get in.

    Magpie75

    Answer by Magpie75 at 1:06 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • Most doctorate programs expect you to already have a masters degree and some type of license. Like a masters degree you will want to make sure it is accredited by the APA or other professional accreditation. For a bachelors you are looking at 4 years, another 2-3 for a masters and then another 4 for a doctorate. So about 10 years total if you want to be a PhD level psychologist. Fair warning that the APA has not embraced online degrees. You will not be able to complete a masters in psychology or a doctorate in psychology online. You will also need to look up what your state requires for licensure.

    Magpie75

    Answer by Magpie75 at 1:11 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • whats hard about all of that, we are an army family and moving to germany soon. so i really need to do online....and we move every few years so i dont just stay in one place
    moki1984

    Answer by moki1984 at 1:13 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • "Fair warning that the APA has not embraced online degrees."


    Unless it's through a state college. Many Universities now section off and offer courses online.

    legalmommy101

    Answer by legalmommy101 at 1:14 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • Google UMUC- you can do that from being overseas as many people do.
    legalmommy101

    Answer by legalmommy101 at 1:14 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • the onyl thing i wonder with umuc is that, what is the diffrence between getting a degree fromt hem online..or kaplan i was giong to? both are good schools. kaplan is pretty expensive though, umuc might be cheaper
    moki1984

    Answer by moki1984 at 1:17 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • You can do any program online, but if you are looking at becoming a psychologist and your program is not accredited by the American Psychological Association you are wasting your time and money.
    I work in the field and have spent hours upon hours researching doctoral programs to apply for within the next year. Please do your homework before you start working towards a degree.
    Magpie75

    Answer by Magpie75 at 1:28 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • im talking to a umuc rep right now, and i have a kaplan rep on contact as well.
    im not starting for a few months anwayys since im waiting for the post 9/11 gi bill to be active and were moving. so i have some time
    moki1984

    Answer by moki1984 at 1:31 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • "We are regionally accredited by a recognized accrediting agency of the US Department of Education. I do not know if we are "accredited" by the American Psychological Association. However, students have gone on for a masters degree with our Bachelors."

    is that good enough ? i mean she pretty much didnt answer if they were acredited by the am. psch. associateion.
    moki1984

    Answer by moki1984 at 1:32 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • ehh that advisor was clueless on stuff. im just calling them lol
    moki1984

    Answer by moki1984 at 1:40 PM on May. 11, 2009

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