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URGENT PLEASE HELP :( Torn between BA in Psych or BSc...

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I'm in a con.ed program, so I generally know how things are.

BA or BSc? Who really cares...both are perfectly good routes to a career in teaching. The question you should be asking is whether or not you should be looking into con.ed programs. If you know you want to teach, there's no reason that you shouldn't apply to con.ed programs over a general BA/BSc. In reality, your experiences and interview preparedness are the things that'll really matter when getting a job in teaching. Generally your BA/BSc has very little to do with it (unless you get it in something like French, which would give you an advantage).

Regardless, a psychology degree is likely to require that you take some statistics courses to make sure you have a deep enough understanding of what the material is actually saying. As such, I agree with your decision to take data management.
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I'm in a con.ed program, so I generally know how things are.

BA or BSc? Who really cares...both are perfectly good routes to a career in teaching. The question you should be asking is whether or not you should be looking into con.ed programs. If you know you want to teach, there's no reason that you shouldn't apply to con.ed programs over a general BA/BSc. In reality, your experiences and interview preparedness are the things that'll really matter when getting a job in teaching. Generally your BA/BSc has very little to do with it (unless you get it in something like French, which would give you an advantage).

Regardless, a psychology degree is likely to require that you take some statistics courses to make sure you have a deep enough understanding of what the material is actually saying. As such, I agree with your decision to take data management.
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B.A. or B.Sc.

Well, it doesn't really matter.

If you're really interested in the more Biological side of Psych then you can still learn that stuff in a B.A. anyways. The thing with a B.Sc. is that they place a focus on Labs/Experimental Design/Applying your stats knowledge, well at least at U of T :P

But seriously its a Psych degree, so you can choose specific classes to your interest anyways. You'd probably be more focused on Educational Psychology or learning maybe some Cognitive Development, etc.

Don't stress it, but since you sound like you're more focused on the educational side of things I'd go for the B.A.

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