Oregon-based school offers new psychology program for adult learnersGeorge Fox University, which is located in Oregon, recently announced that it will be offering a bachelors degree for adult learners who wish to complete their education.

Officials said that the social and behavioral studies (SBS) program will help enrollees learn the stages of human development, identify issues in delivering services to special populations, study group and family systems as well as ethical issues in human services.

The program will span 16 months and will involve 36 credits. Classes will meet one night each week beginning next fall.

"The SBS major is an excellent springboard major into the university’s Department of Counseling programs, with many alumni moving on to complete a graduate degree in counseling or marriage and family therapy," said Dan Predoehl, an adult degree programs enrollment counselor.

Officials noted that the school also offers online adult completion degrees in elementary education, health administration, project management, technology management and organizational leadership.

According a 2008 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for psychologists are projected to increase by 12 percent over the next seven years. 

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