carlyhylton Posted January 31, 2012 Share Posted January 31, 2012 Helllloooooo So I know this is not related to grad school applications that I've submitted or interviews etc Hopefully this will be a welcomed break from the application freak outs... I'm a third year student and I'm having what a mild psych-student identity crisis, or maybe more a mid-degree crisis I haven't been feeling ready at all to write my honors thesis next year or to graduate.... So I thought that I might take a fifth year just to do my honors thesis and seminars (so a fifth year) and have more time overall to focus on my grades... but I'm feeling like I won't even have time to complete all courses even if I do a fifth year for the following reasons:I'm doing a trilingual international bachelor of arts so a lot of my degree of my degree so far has been fulfilling those requirements. I don't feel like a psych major. May have been a mistake in retrospect.I'm also doing a specialization in cognitive neuropsychology, so I have specific requirements for that (21 credits) so once I fulfill those and my general specialized honors psych requirements I don't really have room for other coursesI will probably be applying to clinical programs around a year before or after I graduate, and I have seen repeatedly that clinical programs look for certain prereqs. For example, my institution lists the following: The honours degree equivalent for students applying to the Clinical Area should include:One full-course in Introductory Psychology;One full-course in Research Design and Statistical Analysis; and,The equivalent of six other full-courses in psychology. Applicants to the Clinical Area are expected to have a general background and knowledge in core content areas of psychology. Of the six other full-courses, one full-course or two half courses in each of the following core content areas, taken at the undergraduate level, are accepted as satisfying this expectation:biological bases of behaviour (e.g. physiological psychology, comparative psychology, neuropsychology, sensation, psychopharmacology, health psychology)cognitive-affective bases of behaviour (e.g. learning, memory, perception, cognition, thinking, motivation, emotion),social bases of behaviour (e.g. social psychology, cultural, ethnic and group processes, sex roles, organizational and systems theory), andindividual behaviour (e.g. personality theory, human development, individual differences, abnormal psychology). ... So.... I definitely won't have time to do six credits 'social bases of behavior' or 'individual behavior' (should have 'biological' and 'cognitive' down from cognitive neuropsych specialization Is it really necessary to have all of those courses? What about other courses I am interested in? FINALLY, I should explain that I think that this is stemming from recently discovering I have broader interests than I had previously thought... and I'd really like to narrow down before I apply to grad school and the best way I can think of doing this is through course work... Can any of you relate/provide support? Sorry for the long post (again) and thanks in advance! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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