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Drury GO Associate of Science in Psychology

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Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The helps you better understand yourself and others. Its real world relevance includes social interaction, group dynamics and mental illness treatment.

A psychology degree opens doors to a wide variety of careers in such fields as counseling, social work, or education.

Program Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. As a discipline, psychology helps students better understand themselves and others, and it has real-world applications ranging from stress, health, and mental illness to personal development, social interaction, and group dynamics, just to name a few. Although many career paths require advanced training and/or certification, students majoring in psychology commonly become mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, school counselors, social workers, child care workers, and case managers. In addition to the course offerings, departmental majors are encouraged to work in community, social and/or correctional agencies where they can apply classroom knowledge to real problems.

Career Information

Jobs in psychology are projected to grow 14% by the year 2028 nationally. The median annual wage is $79,010. The median wage for clinical, counseling and school psychologists in Missouri specifically is $76,480.

Many career paths require advanced training and certification. You can earn your Bachelor of Psychology through Drury GO to increase your professional opportunities. An Associate of Psychology degree gives you the solid foundation to pursue jobs in fields like:

  • School counseling
    • Projected growth: 8.4%
    • Median annual wage: $56,310
  • Marriage and family therapy
    • Projected growth: 22.3%
    • Median annual wage: $50,090
  • Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, or mental health counseling
    • Projected growth: 22.5%
    • Median annual wage: $44,630
  • Social work
    • Projected growth: 11.5%
    • Median annual wage: $49,470
  • Correctional treatment
    • Projected growth: 3.3%
    • Median annual wage: $53,020
  • Community and social services
    • Projected growth: 8.1%
    • Median annual wage: $42,620

To earn this degree, you will complete General Education courses plus 21 credit hours specific to your Associate of Science in Psychology degree.