What’s The Difference Between A B.A. And A B.S. In Psychology ?

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A bachelor’s degree in psychology is an important first step in pursuing a career in the field. Psychology bachelor’s degrees are also often prerequisites for admittance into psychology graduate programs. While selecting an undergraduate psychology degree, you may be faced with two bachelor-level program choices: a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology. Before selecting a program, you must determine whether a B.A. or B.S. in psychology is right for you. Man and woman looking at piece of paper What is a B.A. in Psychology? The B.A., or Bachelor of Arts, in Psychology is meant to prepare students for professional careers related to psychology. The B.A. often involves more elective requirements than the typical B.S. (Bachelor of Science), allowing students to focus on areas of study beyond general psychology. Students seeking a B.A. in Psychology can take elective classes in a variety of fields, mostly centered around humanities and the social sciences. This allows for a greater breadth of knowledge in topics related to the psychology field and more freedom to pursue areas outside of psychology post-graduation. That said, the rigor of curriculum is largely the same between B.A. and B.S. programs. Since the B.A. allows students to take more electives, it is often the preferred option for students who wish to explore a wider array of career options after graduating. A B.A. degree in psychology is a good fit for students who are: Interested in related topics beyond general psychology Looking to go directly into the workforce immediately after college Interested in pursuing psychology-adjacent careers such as law, journalism, political science, counseling, social work, or business Request More Information What is a B.S. in Psychology? The B.S., or Bachelor of Science in Psychology, has a lot in common with the B.A. in Psychology. What sets it apart, however, is that the B.S. program usually includes additional math and science courses rather than electives or topic specializations. The courses may be related to the scientific and mathematical aspects of psychology. Generally, this means more focus on lab work, statistics, and psychology research methods. Follow me up on

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