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  1. lookinforward

    lookinforward New Member

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    Hi, everyone! I joined many, many months ago to look into my best options for finishing my bachelor's degree in Business Administration with several credits transferring from 3 different colleges. I got pretty overwhelmed with the abundance of information and realized this project was too big for my plate at the time. So I put it on hold until the campaign I was working on was over.

    I may have changed my mind on my major since I was here last because most of my transferable credits are from a psychology major. If I go the complete opposite direction with Business Administration, it will take me longer. I think any BA or BS is better than none because I want to do this as quickly as possible. Afterwards I can set my sights on another BA or BS or my Masters. This may sound weird but I like to study psychology but I don't like it as a career. And at all cost, I avoid foreign language like the plague!

    As a side note, I highly recommend, if anyone ever has the chance (plus time and energy) to work or volunteer for a governor's campaign, do it! It was a huge learning experience, I met sooo many people, and most of all, it was a lot of fun! I spend the day with 20 NFL football players past and present. I met past and present governors too. Spoke on the phone with past and present US Secretaries, Ambassadors, Attorney Generals, Donald Trump, Ross Perot, the guy who owns the plane that Clinton took to save those journalists, Steve something (I forget right now), NASCAR drivers, etc., etc., etc., Oh! And I have every Congressional primary contender's personal cell phone number to prank call (jk). One of them even answered while on vacation in Italy when I ligitimately called them! lol And I recommend to get in there early, before the interns come in May/June and hog up all the claims to fame :)

    Did I ramble? Sorry I rambled. Might have something to do with the 3 cups of joe and counting I had this morning :(
     
  2. Kizmet

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    Hi - Welcome back to degreeinfo! I believe that I know what you're saying about your studies but I don't know that I can agree with your conclusions. If you're going to stay in the business world then you should get your degree in Business, not Psychology, even if it takes you another semester or two. It makes more sense to me than going back and earning a second Bachelors degree. You can take the occasional Psych course along the way. If, on the other hand, you're determined to earn a degree in Psych then I'd suggest that you follow it with an MBA, not another Bachelors.

    Others may disagree. :argue:
     
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    Welcome back!!!!!!!!!!!! Pound a few Monsters (we call them monstros in my house), and hit the ground running!!!!!!!!!


    Abner :)



     
  4. MISin08

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    A BS in Psychology is unlikely to put you in danger of doing psychology as a career :smile:

    If you follow a Psych degree with a MBA, you should do fine. There are a lot of choices about how and where to get a MBA these days and that has the potential to make it real fun as well as useful. A Psychology degree has some of the taint of "I didn't know what I wanted, so I chose Psych" and "I like people" is sort of a cliche, but having experience like working on political campaigns may get you past deep discussion by interviewers of why you chose your major.

    A 2nd BS would be pretty hard to justify in my mind. I've thought about it (I like Psych and do well at it, and a Psych MS -- yawn) but a masters and/or grad certificates would do more for the resume, IMHO.

    I would recommend taking the common MBA pre-reqs as part of your BS and being sure to pay some attention (if you haven't already) to math and statistics/research methods as part of your major. Psych doesn't require much in this area but there is always demand in business for people who can reason numerically. Your MBA will most likely call for this as well.

    Phillip
     

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