Psychology is one of the most popular majors around the world and frequently ranks in the top five most popular majors on college campuses. In U.S it currently ranks in the top 10, and for good reason. Psychology can not only give a deeper understanding of yourself and others, but it can also be a [...]


ANC-NAU Psychology Degree offers 5 Great Career Paths


Psychology is one of the most popular majors around the world and frequently ranks in the top five most popular majors on college campuses.

In U.S it currently ranks in the top 10, and for good reason. Psychology can not only give a deeper understanding of yourself and others, but it can also be a direct path towards making a difference in other people’s lives. Covid-19 has proved to be one such pandemic that has brought an incomprehensible demand for mental health professionals, Psychiatrists and Psychologists to alleviate the large number of psychological distress, depression, anxiety, and stress experienced by medical and non-medical health care workers as well as hundred thousands of patients and families around the world.

Psychology is a fascinating field that delves into a deeper understanding about the different ways that people think, feel, and act. The importance of Psychology in adverting, brands building, selling and marketing is paramount for achieving business success and generating revenues.

ANC Education offers the only U.S Psychology degree completion program in Sri Lanka in partnership with Northern Arizona University (NAU) of U.S. NAU dates back 120 years in history and is ranked in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges in the National Universities Tier 2 and is ranked among the top 5% of public universities in America and accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The NAU Psychology degree program offered under the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences are ranked among the top 10% of the most popular Psychology degree programs in the U.S.A.-College Factual rankings (2019) and is accredited by the American Psychology Association. The below Two-degree pathways offer local students the opportunity to complete their Bachelor’s degree in Psychology:

1. 4-year bachelor’s degree program in Psychology where students can complete the full Psychology degree program awarded by NAU in Sri Lanka

2. 3+1 University Transfer program for students who wish to major in Sciences, Liberal Arts and Psychology can study up to 3 years at ANC and transfer in the final year to U.S. and become eligible for OPT work opportunities in the U.S.

This authentic and 100% U.S curriculum based Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology (BS) at ANC offers supervised internships where past students have interned at a number of organizations including National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH, Angoda), Sahanaya, Ladies College Special Education Unit, Woman In Need, Mel Medura, Sri Lankan Red Cross, National Hospital and more which can serve as a foundation for a variety of different career paths. Here are just a few of the many exciting options open for students majoring in Psychology.

Clinical Psychologist – Students who think about getting a degree in psychology – Clinical Psychologist is the first job that comes to mind.  Clinical Psychologists can specialize in disciplines like neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, forensic psychology and even focus on general psychology and provide therapy for a range of patients. Becoming a clinical psychologist requires students to complete a doctoral program (PhD), which can be highly competitive; however successful students can earn a good living, and have the opportunity to make their lives easier and fulfilling. It is important to understand the different between a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist – psychiatrists are doctors who can prescribe medication and must complete MD training, where psychologist focus solely on psychotherapy with an average salary around USS$80,000 and above.

Human resource manager – For people who are more interested in applying psychology in a business setting Human resources (HR) management could be an excellent career path. Human resources manager are responsible for hiring and terminations, resolving behavioral issues within the workplace, and often administrative work such as managing benefits. Typically, securing an entry-level job after completing a bachelor’s degree is the first step in becoming an HR manager. Average Salaries are around US$110,000 and above.

Social worker – this is a challenging field that can nevertheless be extremely fulfilling. Social workers help children and families to heal and cope with issues like domestic violence, which affects about 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men at some point during their lifetime. Most social workers need a master’s degree, and may work in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, shelters and child welfare organizations. Many social workers also visit families in their homes. To assess living conditions, provide counseling, and assess compliance with court orders. Average salary is around US$ 47,000 and above.

Marketing manager – though many people who are interested in marketing end up getting a degree in that field, psychology can lay a solid foundation for jobs in marketing. Marketing managers have to understand how people think and feel so they can strategize for marketing campaigns to increase brand awareness and sales.

Marketing jobs can be entry level, but most organizations require a Bachelor’s degree and some demonstration of marketing knowledge and commutation abilities. Most people start as a marketing assistant and work their way up. Average salary is around US$ 78,000 and above.

Counselors – these professionals work with patients in the same way that psychologists do, but they have a smaller scope of work, and are more limited in the tests and services they offer. It is easier to become a counselor than a psychologist, because many schools and organizations need people with this kind of training to help students and at-risk people through common problems and refer them to more specialized treatment if necessary.

Counselors may work with people with a variety of issues, from depression to substance abuse to the negative impact of discrimination. Average salary is around US$ 46,000 and above.

ANC Education continues to be the market leader in transnational education in Sri Lanka and has produced over 700 Psychology graduates through its collaboration with top-rated universities at the forefront of world class research in psychology, and almost all these graduates have launched rewarding careers soon after their graduation. ANC has converted their traditional classroom sessions into ‘Online Lectures’ offering the entire Bachelors of Psychology degree completion program 100% online via the sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS) similar to which  is offered at NAU, during this period. ANC students will receive their academic transcripts, identical to those issued in the U.S, only from Northern Arizona University, yet they also save up to 60% of the cost of studying for the same qualification as offered in America.

Students have the flexibility to complete the entire Psychology degree in the comfort of their homes while participating 100% during online classroom sessions. ANC assures there will be no delays in completion of the curriculum and graduation will be on-time. This is your chance to pursue a lucrative career in the field of Psychology.

Enrollments are now open for SUMMER 2020, parents and students can contact us on 0777 44 99 55 to book a counseling session online. For more Information visit or follow us on Facebook: and “ANC_Education” on Instagram.


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