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Requesting Feedback on Best Degree Path
#1
Hello! I've been reading the forum for a few weeks and tentatively decided to pursue a psych degree at UMPI. I'm concerned about how I will be able to complete the practicum. Anyway, I'm open to all suggestions on what I should do. Thank you for any help you can provide! 

Your Location: Tennessee
Your Age: 52
What kind of degree do you want?: Would like Psych degree as it’s what I was trying to acquire during my first college career. Am open to a different degree if I can get it sooner and pursue either bachelor’s or master’s in Psych after earning first bachelors. No definite career goals – would possibly pursue counseling or social work position. Mainly want to complete degree for personal satisfaction.

 
I have had credits evaluated by UMPI and am signed up to begin classes there 3/12.
I have been working on completing Gen Ed requirements through Sophia. Sociology will satisfy the last required Gen Ed.

Current Regional Accredited Credits: 
 
University of Tennessee:  Total Credits: 37
Eng 101 – English Comp - 3, B
Eng 251 – Intro to Poetry - 3, B
Eng 253 – Intro to Fiction - 3, A
Bot 110 – General Botany 1 – 4, B
Bot 120 – General Botany 2 – 4, B+
Music 110 – Music Appreciation – 3, A
HRA 120 – Intro to Hotel/Restaurant Admin – 2, C
Psych 220 – Behavior/Exp – Humanistic – 3, B+
Psych 300 – Child Psychology – 3, C
Psych 310 – Learning & Thinking – 3, A
Psych 360 – Social Psychology – 3, B+
Psych 489 – Supervised Research – 3, A
 
Pellissippi State Community College: Total credits: 18
Eng 1020 – English Comp 2 – 3, B+
His 1010 – Western Civ 1 – 3, A
His 1020 – Western Civ 2 – 3, A
Mgmt 2000 – Principles of Mgmt – 3, A
Psych 1010 – General Psychology – 3, A
Psych 2100 – Psych of Human Dev. – 3, A

Sophia Credits: 21

If it matters, I have earned a 94 or better on the following courses:
French 1 – 3
Intro to Stats - 3
Intro to Ethics - 3
Art History 1 - 3
Art History 2 - 3
US Gov - 3
Env Science - 3

Any certifications or military experience? N/A

Budget: Flexible, I can spend up to 5K per semester, but would prefer not to  
Commitments: Spouse and adult children (kids away at college), full-time job
Dedicated time to study: I can study at least 3 hours per weeknight and a minimum of 15 hours combined on weekends. Weekly total of approx 30 hours.
Timeline: Honestly, would like to finish a bachelor’s by June 1 if possible.
Tuition assistance/reimbursement: N/A
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#2
@turnitloud, Welcome to the board, that's a great addendum and template with an educational end goal! You can get this done faster by doing the BLS with a minor offered by YourPace, and add an additional, Psych Minor (or just leave it with the Psych minor). This will cost about $3500 if you get it done in 2 sessions, you can then ladder up to the Walden MS Psych, if you can get it done in 1 term (6 months) for roughly $6K, you can lastly join the PSY CHI Society, in total, that's going to cost roughly $10K. It's very similar to what I recommended Supermind a few years ago, except at the time, it was TESU BALS Psych instead as UMPI wasn't available...
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Thank you so much for such a quick response. I had done some research, but I knew I could get better advice from you. Do you recommend I keep plugging away at Sophia credits until I get to 90?
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#4
Yes, you have about 76 credits, so you can take at least 14 more from Sophia.org, I highly suggest you find which particular minor you're looking at and create a spreadsheet with the recommended classes for UMPI BLS degree of your choice, plug in the gen eds, and the rest can be put into your electives: https://degreeforum.miraheze.org/wiki/Category:UMPI
In Progress: Walden MBA | TESU BA Biology & Computer Science
Graduate Certificate: Global Management & Entrepreneurship, ASU (Freebie)

Completed: TESU ASNSM Biology, BSBA (ACBSP Accredited 2017)
Universidad Isabel I: ENEB MBA, Big Data & BI, Digital Marketing & E-Commerce
Certs: 6Sigma/Lean/Scrum, ITIL | Cisco/CompTIA/MTA | Coursera/Edx/Udacity

The Basic Approach | Plans | DegreeForum Community Supported Wiki
~Note~ Read/Review forum posts & Wiki Links to Sample Degree Plans
Degree Planning Advice | New To DegreeForum? How This Area Works

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