Im currently in art school but have been thinking about switching to study psychology.
i still love art and all, but at the end of the day, if you wanna be an artist you need other work as well, and i figure id probably rather do something meaningful or useful to society such as child psychology or something like that than work some random lowlevel job. also i assume the money would be much better
so my questions are:
what undergrad do you do?is it possible to get into a grad program for psychology with a bachelor of fine arts or do i need to switch or double major?and if so what do i switch to? bs in psychology?pre med?
i'm smart but really was not a very good student in highschool, because i anted to go to school for art and spent more time on that, so i got like a 2.9 gpa, 2000 on my sat without a whole lot of preparation. also, my college does not give letter grades, so that probably kind of fucks me over transfer wise. what do you think my chances might be of getting into a decent school? honestly if i transfer i think i might just go to the state school back home, university of cincinnati, its decent but not top notch, and just get straight a's there. would that put me in decent position for a better grad school? does the school you go to even really matter that much?
how much schooling does becoming a psychologist require? masters or phd, or does it vary
i think id probably like to do a private practice type deal, although i feel like that would probably require more schooling/ startup money / work experience?