Degree in Psychology after O/Levels
By Gishan Sumanasiri

What can I do with a Psychology Degree?

A simple response to the above question might be, "just about anything that involves working with people." The study of Psychology is an excellent preparation for many rewarding careers, professions and post graduate options in both Sri Lanka and overseas. Psychology is best defined as the scientific study of human behaviour and mental processes. It gives us the skills and knowledge to help ourselves and others.

The field of Psychology has become one of the most attractive and exciting career choices today. The recent increase in alcoholism, suicide rates and youth unease together with psychological disorders caused by war, tsunami and other natural disasters are clear indications of the urgency and the demand for more practical and hands-on psychology education in Sri Lanka. A degree in Psychology can lead to many rewarding careers in Health and Wellness, Marriage/Family Counselling, Medicine, Relief and Social Work, Human Resources, Non Government Organisations (NGO), Organisational Development, Corporate Coaching, Marketing and Eco - Tourism.

Limited higher education options in Psychology prevented Sri Lankan students from enjoying the benefits of this noble career in the past. Students were compelled to continue 2 years of study in Advanced Level or other non-university qualifications with limited recognition and value.

Complete your Hons BA / BS Psychology Degree in Sri Lanka

Now with ANC University College you can complete Sri Lanka's only Psychology Degree offered by a Top 5 American University, the Missouri University of Science and Technology (ranked in the Top 5 Science and Technology Universities by US News and World Report in 2008). Students can obtain either a Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree which focuses on areas such as Clinical and Abnormal Psychology, Organisational Psychology, Family and Adolescent Psychology, Group Dynamics , Development and Educational Psychology , Human Resource Management, Community and Eco Psychology, Counselling and Mental health and Social Psychology.

International University Facilities and Study Environment

ANC University College offers a unique opportunity for students with its modern facilities, student friendly environment, and accredited American university transcripts. The PhD qualified lecturers with American and regional exposure maintain the same academic standards of Missouri University of Science and Technology. The library and information resource centre provides students with access to thousands of popular psychology journals and articles in addition to over 8000 volumes in the library. The high-tech computer labs provide services for instruction, research and project work with high speed Internet connections. The science laboratories are comparable to those in US universities and are regularly inspected for quality. Nearly all equipment and supplies are imported and the lab has been constructed to American University standards.

Opportunities in Psychology

The psychology education in Sri Lanka was traditionally restricted to a fortunate few who enjoyed the luxury of foreign University education. Psychology degree programme at ANC prepares Sri Lankan students to face the challenges in the job market by giving them the core applied and practical knowledge, decision making skills and the required communication skills. Upon completion of their BA or BS Psychology degrees graduates have an opportunity of pioneering a rewarding, in-demand field, with immediate multiple options for career specialization. Alternatively, graduates may elect to further their studies with post graduate degrees or licences abroad or locally.

For more information

The enrolments for the next intake of Missouri S & T Psychology degree programme are in progress. For further information contact Natalie on 0777 556 556 or visit us at ANC University College, 308-310, R.A.De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03.

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