3+1 Program – Psychology
About the program
Marion Tech and Franklin University have partnered
for a 3+1 program toward a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology!
Interested in a Degree in Psychology?
You’re in luck! Marion Tech offers an Associate’s Degree with a concentration in Psychology that will start you on your way in one of the most respected, most in-demand, and most versatile fields in the country. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Psychology is consistently one of the top degrees in the country and applies to a wide range of careers.
3+1 Partnership with Franklin University
You can now earn 90 hours (3 years) toward your Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Marion Tech and finish your degree in one final year at Franklin University! Take your first three years close to home — and at community college tuition rates — then finish your Psychology Bachelor of Science degree online through Franklin!
Complete your bachelor’s degree at Marion Tech, entirely online or a combination of both. Get Started Here!
What You Will Learn
In this degree, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Psychology, including the basis for clinical and counseling psychology, developmental studies, organizational psychology, substance abuse/addiction treatment, human resources studies, and many others.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- Human resource assistants with an Associate’s Degree in Psychology earn an average of $40,000/year.
- Training and development specialists with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology earn an average of $60,980/year.
- Psychological counselors with a Master’s Degree in Psychology earn an average of $82,180/year.
- Those with Doctoral Degrees in Psychology in administrative roles typically earn an average of $94,340/year.
Careers Using Your Degree in Psychology (Note: This is not an exhaustive list.)
Associate’s Degree Level*
|Addiction Rehabilitation||Assistant Childcare Specialist||Certified Mental Health Technician||Corrections/Police Officer|
|Human Services Assistant||Home care aide||Behavioral Health Specialist||Human Resources Assistant|
|Psychiatric Nursing Assistant||Psychological Case Technician||Youth Counselor|
Bachelor’s Degree Level*
|All of the above and…||Activities Director||Admissions Director||Animal Therapy Trainer|
|Career Counselor/Analyst||Caseworker||Child Development Specialist||Child Welfare Caseworker|
|Coach||Correctional Treatment Specialist||Corrections Officer||Criminal/Forensic Specialist|
|Data Analyst||Disability Case Manager/Policy Analyst||Human Resources||Analyst/Specialist/Recruiter|
|Labor Relations/Supervisor /Specialist/Analyst/Manager||Market Research Analyst||Patient Resources Specialist||Police Officer|
|Polygraph Examiner/Analyst||Preschool Teacher||Psychiatric Aide/Attendant/Technician||Psychological Stress Evaluator|
|Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist||Probation/Parole Officer||Public Relations Representative||Research Assistant|
|Social Services Assistant||Substance Abuse Counselor||Training and Development Specialist||IT/Systems Analyst|
|Veterans Representative||Victim’s Advocate|
Master’s Degree Level*
|All of the above and…||Clinical Psychology||Developmental Psychology||Family Counseling Psychology|
|Educational Psychology||Forensic Psychology||Health/Sports Psychology||Industrial/Organizational/Human Resources Psychologist|
|Marketing analyst||College instructor||Researcher||School Psychologist|
|Substance Abuse Rehabilitation/ Consultation|
Doctoral Degree Level*
|All of the above and…||Administrator||Career Services Practitioner||Educational Consultant/Psychologist|
|Forensic Psychologist||Human Resource Manager||Marketing Director||Researcher|
|Private Practice Psychologist||Political Strategist||Staff Psychologist||Law Enforcement Practitioner|
|University Administrator, Chair or Dean|
*Note: Certification and/or licensure in a specific concentration or program may be required.
Information retrieved from US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Psychologist-License.com, and American Psychological Association.