What is a good major to pair with psychology?

Question by ophelia: What is a good major to pair with psychology?
My ultimate goal is to get my masters degree in psychology but I wanted to double major for my bachelors. I’m just curious as to what other major would be beneficial to go with psych.

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Answer by John Mortimer
Sociology… less maths

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7 Comments so far »

  1. Abigail said,

    Wrote on May 3, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

    you can be a psychology teacher

  2. Chloe said,

    Wrote on May 3, 2013 @ 12:59 pm


  3. Oiras Ecen said,

    Wrote on May 3, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    Considering that a Psychology degree is very much useless by itself unless you take it into either Medicine Proper or get a Ph.D in it, I would suggest pairing it with a Business degree (particularly Human Resource Management). That way, you could broaden your scope for employment.

    DON’T pair it with another useless degree like Sociology or any other social science degree (barring Economics).

  4. Ravishing Bookworm said,

    Wrote on May 3, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    Sociology like the others have mentioned, and Anthropology.Another would be a language, like spanish. This would make you be able to communicate with more people as a psychologist, and definitely make you more marketable.

  5. jessieā™„ said,

    Wrote on May 3, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

    I agree with Oiras. Many Psych grads work in Human Resources. You should double-major with something practical, in case you decide not to attend grad school or if you need to find a decent paying job with just a Bachelors.

  6. Krudd said,

    Wrote on May 3, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    Human Resources, communications

  7. Melina Parren said,

    Wrote on May 3, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

    Sociology – for a broader range of human behaviours
    Statistics – for the information gathering part of psychological research
    English – to improve written work when writing reports, etc.

    And many more, it will depend on what you’re interested in

    Hope this helps :)

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