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Reader Question: What Classes Do I Need If I Want to Major In Psychology?

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideOctober 8, 2012

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Danica writes: "I'm in the 11th-grade and I have recently developed an interest in psychology. I've been doing a little research online, but I'm still confused about what kind of courses I should be taking now if I want to major in psychology in college. This year I am taking sociology, psychology, chemistry and pre-calculus. I'm sure the sociology and psychology classes are a good idea, but I'm not sure about the others. Could you help me figure out what kind courses I need to take? Thanks!"

The classes you are currently taking will definitely be helpful if you plan to study psychology at university. Any social science courses, particularly sociology and psychology, are very great choices, but having a strong science and math background can also be beneficial. Composition and writing courses are also highly recommended, because psychology students are expected to do a great deal of writing in college.

You might also want to contact a couple of universities that you are interested in attending and ask for information on prerequisites or recommended courses. Each school may differ, but you should be able to get some general guidelines on the types of coursework they suggest.

Click the following link to learn more about some of the classes you should take in high school if you plan to major in psychology in college.

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