Employers expect employees to be able to analyze information and make decisions about problems that arise at work. Employees need to be able to clarify the question, identify the data required, determine methods to obtain the data, and employ analytic techniques to allow one to draw a conclusion. A very good way to acquire these skills is to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.
Psychology alumni are both numerate and literate. A Bachelor of Arts degree provides students with opportunities to develop a wide variety of marketable skills including interpersonal, oral and written communication, organizational, time management, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. In addition to those skills, those pursuing a Bachelor's degree with a Psychology Major (BA or BSc) develop distinctive marketable skills including:
- observation, analytic, numeracy, and computer skills
- oral and written communication skills
- understanding of human action from individual and social perspectives
The degree to which these skills are developed will depend on the specific academic plan in which the student is enrolled (e.g., to a greater degree in Honours Psychology than General Psychology) as well by activities outside the classroom.