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Operating within the strong liberal arts structure at Franklin College, the psychology program teaches students a scientific way of understanding and solving problems. The psychology program strives to:
While some psychology majors go on to graduate school within their chosen field, many apply their psychological knowledge to a wide array of careers. A bachelor’s degree in psychology is helpful in the business world (sales, human resources, team management), in public health careers, and in many “helping” professions including social work, behavioral therapy, and education.
Franklin College offers an accelerated Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) track in the form of a combined bachelor of arts in psychology and Master of Science in Athletic Training, with the potential to complete both degrees in five years. This cooperative program consists of common core and specific courses required for each particular program, in addition to specific pre-requisites for application to the MSAT program. Upon acceptance to the MSAT program, the fourth year consists of primarily MSAT graduate courses, while also finishing any required undergraduate courses. After completing three years of undergraduate courses and one year in the MSAT program, students graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Franklin College. After completing the second year in the MSAT program, students graduate with their Master of Science in Athletic Training.
Past students who have obtained a master’s degree in athletic training have secured jobs working in:
Professor of Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Lecturer of Psychology
Franklin College psychology majors over the last 5 years have had a 95% acceptance rate into graduate school.