29 June 2012
Welcome to the first part in our series looking at the concentrations and specializations within our degree programs at Argosy University Online Programs. Today, we’re looking at our Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and its five concentrations.
Did you know that within Argosy University Online Programs’ Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree program, they are a number of concentrations that students can use to potentially guide the course of their studies and their desired career path?
Learn more about these optional concentrations:
- Criminal Justice
As law enforcement becomes more modernized, Psychology has become a larger part of it. The Criminal Justice concentration offers coursework for students interested in the causes, treatment, and impact of crime on communities. Students examine psychological perspectives on the offender, including the history and theories of criminal justice.
- Organizational Psychology
The primary goal of the Organizational Psychology concentration is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to contribute to helping organizations better understand how they function and how they can become more effective.
- Substance Abuse
Substance abuse touches so many aspects of life, that it creates a need for people with the expertise necessary to help understand its wide ranging effects. The primary goal of the Substance Abuse concentration is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to seek entry-level positions in substance abuse counseling settings.
- Human Services
This concentration is designed to prepare students to contribute in variety of mental health and social services organizations in roles that could include entry-level counselor, case manager, intake counselor, etc
- Advanced Studies
The Advanced Studies in Psychology concentration offers coursework for students interested in pursuing graduate study in psychology and related fields , such as counseling and social work. In addition to the four required courses, other courses offered by Argosy University may also assist students in building the foundation for advanced coursework.
As you can see, students studying Psychology at Argosy University Online Programs have a range of options available to widen their field of study. Does one of these concentrations sound like something you might want to pursue? Give us a call at 1-866-427-4679 to learn more!
25 June 2012
You probably have certain situations that make you nervous, whether it’s speaking in public or writing that important paper for class. Your instincts sometimes encourage you to avoid fearful situations at all costs, but this strategy may not be the best approach. Believe it or not, fear is actually perfectly healthy and even good for you. Here’s why.
If you think about it, you’ve been afraid in situations where you’re uncomfortable or learning something new. We aren’t generally afraid when we’re dealing with familiar territory. When you were a child, maybe you were afraid of the dark or of your parents leaving you home by yourself. As you grew older, you weren’t afraid of the dark anymore, but maybe something new took its place, like performing poorly on your driving test or feeling inadequate as a parent.
More often than not, fear coincides with personal growth. When you decided to earn your degree online, you probably felt a little nervous or even afraid at first. Would you be able to keep up with your assignments? How would you balance school with everything else going on in your life? As you successfully completed your first few classes, you began to gain confidence and the fear subsided. You had conquered your fear by pushing yourself forward.
The bottom line is that fear can make a positive difference in your life. If you don’t push yourself to try new things, you won’t grow as a person. Fear should not be avoided, but rather used as a helpful tool in your life.
22 June 2012
In a recent article from Forbes, contributor Kerry Hannon explores “A Second Act for Dad.” She describes attending her nephew’s recent graduation and wondering if seeing him embark on a new life sparked future possibilities in her brother, age 56, who had been with the same company for more than twenty years. Like many Baby Boomers, he’s near retirement and wondering what that can mean for his future.
Retirement doesn’t have to mean the end of learning or the end of trying new things. In fact, it’s often the perfect opportunity to explore your capabilities. Hannon lists some important steps you can take when exploring a new career, including going back to school. This can be a scary prospect for many, especially those who have been in the workforce – and out of the classroom – for an extended period of time. Online learning can be a great way for you to acquire the skills you need to take the next step in your new career. You don’t even need to be a computer whiz in order to attend. Our Graduation Teams are here to help you every step of the way, from the enrollment process to navigating your online classroom, and, finally, to graduation.
Maybe there’s a skill you want to fine-tune or an area that’s always interested you, but didn’t necessarily fit your previous job description. There’s no time like the present to change all that.
Explore Argosy University's online degree programs now.
18 June 2012
With all of the other priorities the online learner needs to juggle, finding time to exercise can be a challenge. You know that staying fit and healthy is important, but you think that the last thing you have time for is exercise. With a little creativity and planning, however, you’ll find that you may have more time than you think. Follow some of our tips below.
- Walk More – Use your lunch break to take a walk with a co-worker. Park farther away when you go shopping. If an errand you need to run is a short distance away, consider walking rather than driving to your destination.
- Get the Family Involved – If one of your reasons for not exercising is that you won’t have time to spend with your family, why not combine the two and get your family involved with your activity? Go on a short hike together, ride bikes, or rent some canoes. You’ll have a great bonding experience while burning calories at the same time.
- Multitask – If you like to unwind in front of the television after a hectic day, consider adding exercise to the mix here too. March or jog in place during the commercial breaks or hop on your treadmill or elliptical machine while you take in your favorite program.
- Use Weekends – Many of us are stretched to the max during the week, which is why weekends can often be a great time to fit in some exercise. It’s also a great time to use the tips we mentioned above.
When you look back over our tips, you might find that exercising can actually be fun and manageable, and you’ll have more energy to go about your day in the long run.
15 June 2012
Each year, we ask our students to share their thoughts on their teachers at Argosy University Online Programs. You can read some of their testimonials from this year here!