Alright. My duel major for my Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Applied Psychology are already in the works.
From there I was planning my Masters in Psychology.
But. Out of the schools I’m looking at, most don’t even offer a masters in psychology. Even if they do, you need a specific quantity of credit hours from your undergrad to be in psychology. My current undergrads just aren’t going to cut it.
But a third Bachelor’s in general psychology would.
And I can get that at the local really good university I plan to get my Psy.D. at. It’s one of the best schools for psychology in the country, even. (But they don’t offer a master’s in it.)
If I’m doing that, and I’m already planning to get the Psy.D. in the end, none of the school I prefer even offer a masters in Psychology, and you don’t need the masters for the doctorate, why am I trying for the masters? How much debt do I want? How many degree do I intend to collect? (The answer is now and always will be: All of them.) (Did you know federal student loan debt gets discharged when you die?)(Guys! If I’m a student until the day I die, at a very old age or of any other natural causes, I won’t ever have to pay my loans back!)(Just saying: I could be a professional student.)(I mean, it IS looking that way anyway.)(Gotta catch them all!)(It took me a decade to get to school, I’m never leaving!)(People that like, I don’t know, chase down to get money from people who actually do this, please know I’m joking.)(I intend to use my degrees.)
I’m still toying with the Masters in Business Psychology which is the follow-up to my B.S. Applied Psychology.
But if I do that I might as well just drop my B.A. in Business Admin. I’ve always argued business is a great foundation to anything, but at this point, I’ll pay someone with a business degree if I actually have a private practice. (Plus I think I’m just holding on tight because in my decade long fight for school, this has been the planned degree. But I’m in school, I’m pulling noting but A’s, and I’m in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Fight is over. I can let it go. Please don’t start singing that song.)
So that means I’m looking at the following for my full degree set:
- B.S. in Applied Psychology
- B.A. in Psychology
- M.S. in Business Psychology
- Psy.D. in Psychology
Then possibly med school which would involve pre-med and then the M.D. It would have its advantages but it also time-consuming, expensive, and involves cutting open/up dead bodies. We’ll see.
This makes sense? I mean, I can always change my mind as I go, as long as I’m not mid degree. Right?
Wait, I did tell you all I got invited to join the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, right? I accepted.