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#951 - 02/10/2006 19:23 PM Not so good undergrad - 2nd Bachelor's?
Flanagan875 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/22/2006
I am thinking about pursuing a career in psychology. I have my bachelor's already but it is in music, so of course it doesn't relate to the social sciences whatsover (which wouldn't help me get into a Master's program). I also had a low gpa when I was an undergrad, which wouldn't help my case either.
The local commnunity college offers a Psychology AA, and the local university offers an BS in Psychology. Would the AA be enough? Or should I try to get the second Bachelor's? Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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#952 - 02/10/2006 19:25 PM Re: Not so good undergrad - 2nd Bachelor's?
Flanagan875 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/22/2006
Sent that too soon.
Would the AA be enough to get me into a master's program if the grades were good and I did well on the GRE or should I get a second Bachelor's to get into a grad program?

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#953 - 02/11/2006 07:09 AM Re: Not so good undergrad - 2nd Bachelor's?
twocents Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/11/2006
Loc: New York
I'm was in the same boat! My politics degree is useless in biz world. So I am back for a BBA in Finance. It's a bitter pill to swallow, but it becomes fun. Downside: no financial aid, just loans. Parttime for GPA gains! Keep me posted.

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#954 - 02/11/2006 09:52 AM Re: Not so good undergrad - 2nd Bachelor's?
rubyelaine Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/11/2006
Loc: Georgia
Hello, This is my first time in the group, so if I say anything that doesn't sound like good advice...I can take constructive criticism; I'm always eager to learn.
Anyway why not major in Musical Therapy? You already have your music degree, and you have a passion to major in psychology...why not combine the two? I say GO FOR IT !!!
Take care.

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#955 - 02/20/2006 06:55 AM Re: Not so good undergrad - 2nd Bachelor's?
Flanagan875 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/22/2006
Thanks for the replies. I figured I would need to get a second bachelor's since my undergrad isn't at all related to what I want to do now. Its good to know there are others doing something similar. Well, I'm not really interested in playing music. I do play but the reason I wanted to get into the music business was to do the behind-the-scenes work. So I def. appreciate what you were saying, but its just not quite what I'm looking to do. Thanks though.

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#956 - 03/04/2006 09:33 AM Re: Not so good undergrad - 2nd Bachelor's?
Miriam Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/15/2004
Loc: CA
Hi--I am kind of new here and read your post of Psychology AA--Same as I wanted, but now I am thinking of BA too. How is it going for you? My CCollege does not offer AA in Psychology, but I am taking all the Psy. classes I can. Now I find I should take the reguired courses to transfer for BA in Psy. Hmm, I don't know if I am smart enough for BA..Any feedback would be terrific..

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