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The human mind is one of the most complicated and intriguing mysteries in the scientific world today. If you’re fascinated by understanding why people do the things that they do, you might consider majoring in psychology.

Grounded in scientific methods, psychology explores the big questions related to society and humankind. Psychology majors study how to predict, interpret and control behaviors, learning research methodology and how to formulate conclusions from results through observation and scientific analysis. As a bonus, psychology students also gain insight into the world around them and their own personal development—including motivations, values and strengths.

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    In Coker’s ALPHA program, you can earn a psychology degree that meets Coker’s high academic standards—in a convenient and flexible schedule that fits into your busy life.

    With individual attention and one-on-one support from engaged professors, Coker’s unique classroom experience is designed to maximize what you gain from every class. Our discussion-based learning philosophy actively develops your analytical and communication skills, teaching you how to think critically and ask purposeful questions—skills that are valuable to all employers.

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  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that there will be a need for 19,700 more psychologists by 2018. This number includes those who have graduate degrees and specialized training in clinical, counseling and school psychology, as well as industrial and organizational psychology.

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage of psychologists was $68,640 in May 2010.

    • $87,330 for industrial-organizational psychologists
    • $66,810 for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists
    • $89,900 for all other psychologists

    But don’t make the mistake of thinking that psychology is limited to a traditional career in clinical or research settings. The understanding of human behavior, research methodology, and critical thinking skills developed by studying psychology can be applied to a number of career paths including business, education, law, and communications.

    For more information on potential career paths, click here.

    Examples of alternate career paths you can follow with your psychology degree:
    • Admissions Counselor
    • Advertising Manager
    • Business Manager
    • Career Counselor
    • Child Welfare Worker
    • Clinical Researcher
    • Comm. Serv. Agency Dir.
    • Crisis Counselor
    • Customer Service Director
    • Gerontologist
    • Guidance Counselor
    • Hospital Administrator
    • Human Resources Admin.
    • Labor Relations Specialist
    • Market Research Analyst
    • Marriage Counselor
    • Mental Health Worker
    • Nursing Home Administrator
    • Personnel Manager
    • Probation/Parole Officer
    • Psychiatrist
    • Psychologist
    • Public Relations Manager
    • Rehabilitation Counselor
    • Sales Representative
    • Social Worker
    • Speech Pathologist
    • Substance Abuse Counselor
    • Youth Counselor
  • Graduates of Coker College have gone on to pursue a graduate degree at a number of institutions, including but not limited to:

    • The Medical University of South Carolina
    • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    • Francis Marion University
    • Winthrop University
    • The University of South Carolina
    • Marymount University
    • Clemson University
    • Armstrong State University
    • University of Southern Illinois

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