My true dream job is to be a child psychologist beacause I want to help children with their problems but mainly because I want to be the person that wasnt there for me when my Dad died. It is a necessity for me to get a PSY. D, the highest degree you can get for psychology. Two of the colleges that I have chosen to achive my goal are: UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis based on my top five priorities; specialization, academics, cost/financial aid, technology, and location.
My first and most important priority is specialization in psychology. I need to know that the college that I hope to attend knows what they are doing and are qualified to do it "UCSB is dedicated to excellence in research, teaching and public service."[UCSB]. In my opinion UCSB is a typical college and is just up to UC standards. "UC Davis offers a wealth of oppertunities for training in psychology."[UCD]. UCD seems to go above and beyond the standards. In my opinion UCD has the upper hand in specializing in psychology.
My priority that i have chosen to be my second important is academics. I want to make sure that the college even offers my chosen major. "UC Santa Barbara department of psychology offers top ranked Ph. D programs feauturing prominent faculty working in a wide range of individual specialties."[UCSB] UCSB I was glad to find had a very high ranked psychology department and programs. "UC Davis psychology contains five major "areas": Developmental, Perception-Cognation, Psychobiology, Social Personality, and Quantitive."[UCD] UCD has an array of choices for a degree in almost any psychological progam. So, UCSB and UCD both have exceptional psychology programs and a variety of majors.
My third priority is cost and financial aid. It would be nice to know that the college I am hopeful to attend a satisfactory finacial aid program so I can be able to afford to attend it."The University of California provides a comprehensive explanation of the financial...