Why I want to be a Psychology Major:

This form will be submitted to the Psychology Department and will become a part of your advising packet.

Your name: 

Student Status (by semester):
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I have chosen psychology as a major because: (Check those that best describe your interests. Also check whether you would like more information about career areas as listed below).

  1. I am interested in learning about why humans behave as they do.
  2. I want to work with people.
  3. I want to work with children or adolescents and/or their families.
  4. I would like to work with adults.
  5. I would like to work with the elderly.
  6. I would like to work with people with special needs or disabilities.
  7. I would like to work in the criminal justice area.
  8. I would like to pursue a degree in medicine (a Psychiatrist is a medical doctor, a Psychologist is not).
  9. I would like to become a psychologist or counselor or therapist.
  10. I would like to work in business.
  11. I would like to work in the area of Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
  12. I would like to be a school psychologist or a guidance counselor in a school.
  13. I am interested in research.
  14. I am interested in the field of cognitive science or neuroscience.
  15. I want to be a Physical Therapist and I heard this is a good major to prepare for that career.
  16. I want to be an Occupational Therapist and I heard this is a good major to prepare for that career.
  17. I would like to work in some type of health care setting, but not as a physician or nurse.
  18. I would like to pursue a graduate degree in social work.
  19. I’m not cut out for the sciences, such as biology or chemistry.
  20. I didn’t like my previous major. It wasn’t what I wanted to do.
    Name of previous major:
  21. I did not get into the program I wanted. Name of program:
  22. I already have lots of credits in psychology, so I thought I might as well make it a major.
  23. I have always been interested in psychology but don’t know what I want to do as a career.
  24. I don’t know. It’s sounds interesting.
  25. I heard it’s a pretty easy major.
  26. I heard it’s a major that can prepare you for a number of different careers.
  27. Other:

           

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