If you plan to go against the advice of certain politicians and major in psychology in college, then you’re going need to find an undergraduate program that suits your needs and professional aspirations.
Psychology is one of the most popular majors in the U.S., and there are literally hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the country that offer an undergraduate degree in the field.
Of course, thanks to our society’s increasing obsession with college rankings, you’ll likely have no trouble finding several “definitive” lists of the best psychology programs in the country (here, here, and here, for example).
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During a recent campaign event in South Carolina, Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush took a shot at psychology majors, suggesting most will not go on to find good jobs after graduating.
“Universities ought to have skin in the game,” the former Florida governor said at a South Carolina town hall with Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Trey Gowdy. “When a student shows up, they ought to say ‘Hey, that psych major deal, that philosophy major thing, that’s great, it’s important to have liberal arts … but realize, you’re going to be working a Chick-fil-A.'”
Not surprisingly, Bush’s remarks were widely condemned by those in the psychological community. And many took to social media using the hashtag #thispsychmajor to showcase their professional accomplishments and to discuss the importance of psychology to everyday life.
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