In this learning pathway we will explore contemporary perspectives in psychology along with a variety of career options. As you make your way through this learning pathway, consider how an education in psychology might serve your own career goals.



Rajiv Jhangiani provides a brief orientation to this learning pathway on contemporary psychology.


Pathway Learning Outcomes

By the end of this learning pathway you should be able to:

  • Summarize each of the major subdisciplines of psychology
  • Explain how professional organizations such as the American Psychological Association reflect the diversity of psychology
  • Specify the requirements of a PhD in psychology
  • Compare the employment sectors for graduates with a BA in Psychology vs. graduates with a PhD in psychology.
  • Contrast the differences between the PhD, PsyD, and MD degrees.