Choosing a major used to mean boxing yourself into a specific and narrow field of work. Luckily earning your Weekend & Evening MSMU degree will train you to apply your studies in a variety of careers and specializations.

Applied Psychology

The focus of applied psychology is the implementation of real-world results over abstract theories and lab-based experiments. Our program focuses on teaching how to relate basic psychological practices (theories, principals, methods, and techniques) to our everyday lives. Because of its broad spectrum, applied psychology has a wide variety of career applications in treatment centers, social service agencies, manufacturing, distribution centers, colleges, businesses, hospitals, and clinics.

Applied psychology career paths:

  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Human Factors Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Child Protection Specialist
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Educational Counselor
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Health Psychologist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

 

Business Administration

A great business degree will give you the tools you need to thrive in the complex world of industry, marketing, finance, and sales. One of the best things about an MSMU business administration degree is that every type of operation needs skilled administrators in order to succeed. What you learn can be applied to multiple industries and sectors– there will always be a place for your skill set and you’ll be able to choose from a variety of industries.

Business administration career paths:

  • Advertising or Marketing Manager
  • Accounting
  • Financial Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Training & Development Manager
  • Corporate Executive
  • Medical & Health Services Manager

 

Criminology

Criminology is a field that looks at crime as a social problem that needs a comprehensive solution, not to be confused with criminal justice that focuses on the criminal system. Criminologists are essentially sociologists that conduct scientific research to analyze criminal behavior and its contributing factors. MSMU’s Criminology program will teach you how to evaluate and analyze evidence as well as the social and psychological factors contributing to crime. You’ll learn the effectiveness of investigative methods and of various types of criminal rehabilitation programs— the opportunities are limitless.

Criminology career paths:

  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Insurance fraud investigator
  • Security specialist
  • Social Work
  • Forensic science technician
  • Probation and community control officer
  • Loss prevention specialist
  • Counseling
  • Corrections
  • Diversion Programming
  • Psychopathology Specialist
  • Private Investigation
  • Federal Agencies

Liberal Arts

Contrary to popular belief a liberal arts degree is not a path for undecided students.  In fact, it’s a well rounded and versatile program that gives students training and insights in psychology, literature, art, history, philosophy, religious studies, music, sociology, economics, and anthropology. An MSMU liberal arts education will train you to ask what societal problems need to be solved and give you the tools to find ways to solve them. Graduates find entry into careers in business, government, and all sorts of social service agencies.  This is the perfect degree for students who wish to maximize previous transfer credit and work experience.  A Liberal Arts degree helps you find a flexible path to the bachelor’s degree you need!

Liberal arts career paths:

  • Corporate Opportunities
  • Higher Education
  • K-12 Administration
  • Project Coordinator
  • Sales Consultant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Accounting clerk
  • Human Resources
  • Editorial Director
  • Corporate Manager

 

Religious Studies

Religious Studies provides a solid foundation for a professional career in theology related fields and also for graduate study in theology or religion. MSMU’s interdisciplinary program will train students to explore religion from a cultural, historical, and theological perspective. In fact, earning your degree in Religious Studies from Weekend/Evening College can open up a whole new world of possibilities.

Religious studies career paths:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Chaplain
  • Charity Officer
  • Museum Curator
  • Religious Writer
  • Missionary
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Clergy
  • Military Chaplain
  • Archdiocese Administrator

 

English

Typically when we think “English degree” we assume that it leads to teaching. Teaching is a great next step ,but there are so many other career paths that a degree in English prepares you for. An MSMU degree in English will give you experience in analyzing, solving problems, researching, organizing, and studying human behavior. You’ll learn excellent written and oral communication skills that are useful to a wide range of industries.

English career paths:

  • Social Media Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Higher Education
  • Digital Copywriter
  • Editorial Assistant
  • News Reporter
  • English as a Foreign Language Teacher
  • Lexicographer
  • Marketing
  • Journalist
  • Copy-Editor/Proofreader
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Community Development Worker 

 

Sociology

Sociology is the study of the systems/structures that govern the way we interact with society, within our respective communities and with each other. The major is very broad and the whole realm of society is open for study, including family, marriage, deviance, criminology, gender roles, work roles, public policy, social inequality, and so much more. An MSMU degree in Sociology will prepare you for a career in several different areas.

Sociology career paths:

  • Media Planner
  • ABA Therapist
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Policy Analyst
  • Human Resources Representative
  • Lawyer
  • Survey Researcher/Pollster
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Public Relations
  • Public Research

 

Social Work

Social workers are almost always interested in helping people on a macro or a micro level. A degree in social work can help you, help others in many different ways. Studying social work will give students the ability to look at many different aspects of a problem and barriers that people face– anything from the individual to the political. The most common ways of serving clients include providing counseling, therapy, and education but can also include health education, corrections, addiction support, family therapy, and youth counseling.

Social work career paths:

  • Community Advocate
  • Eldercare
  • Non-Profit Sector
  • Adoption services
  • Foster care
  • Grief Counselor
  • Health Educator
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Marriage/Family Therapist
  • Probation Officer
  • Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social/Community Service Manager

 

Film and Media

If you want to work in TV and film, a degree is a valuable tool to get your foot in the door. The more knowledge you have, the more opportunities you’ll have. A Film and Media degree will show students to look at how media print, film, and television impact society as a whole and give insight into how the media influences human interaction. MSMU’s Film & Media courses are offered at the historic Sunset Gower Studios putting students right in the center of a working studio lot that has been home to so many legendary productions.

Film and media career paths:

  • Media Planner
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Storytelling
  • Programme researcher, broadcasting/film/video
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Runner, broadcasting/film/video
  • Social Media manager
  • Television/film/video producer
  • Web content manager
  • Advertising account executive
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Film Director
  • Journalist
  • Market Researcher
  • Writer

 

Professional Photography BFA or BA?

If you’re really passionate about being behind the lens MSMU’s Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography (BFA) will give you more of the intensive art and design studies you want. Two-thirds of the course work will focus on the creation and study of visual arts, which is perfect for those looking to focus on their passion. Our program faculty is made up of industry recognized photographers that will help students craft their artistic visions to best prepare them for the workplace. If you’re looking for a more well-rounded education than a Bachelors in Photography takes the opposite approach of the BFA track. Instead of two-thirds of the curriculum focusing on creation and visual study, two-thirds of your courses will be in other electives like History, English and Sociology. Having a broader area of study will allow you to tailor your academic career to fit your interests while still including all the essential photography core courses.

Photography career paths:

  • Commercial Art Gallery Manager
  • Brand Ambassador/Sales Promotion Executives
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Community Arts Worker
  • Advertising Art Director
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Web Editor
  • Photo Retail Sales Assistant
  • Production Assistant
  • Digital Tech
  • Video Production
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Studio Product Photographer
  • Digital Retouching
  • Artist Representation
  • Studio Manager
  • Industrial Design
  • Photojournalist

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