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What classes should I take that will strengthen my portfolio to major in pyschology in college?
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So at first I wanted to go to law school but the expense and difficulty in case I wanted to travel or move to another country made it a less ideal option for me, so I'm currently opting for my backup (psychology). I'm currently a rising sophomore and had my classes planned out in order to give me a head start in law, but as I'm no longer doing this, I was hoping I could get some suggestions especially in recommended classes and extracurriculars relating to psych as I think my goal is to become a psychiatrist and do my own research and write papers on my findings. I plan to take AP pysch and sociology but I don't know what else to do and I want to get into a nice university like NYU or Berkeley.

my freshman year courses:

honors french 2

honors world studies ela

honors world studies history

biology

algebra 1

economics

business principles and practices

sophmore year courses:

APUSH

AP seminar

honors ela 2

geometry

algebra 2

french 3

honors chemistry

Any advice is appreciated!!

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I suggest taking:

Ap Bio (since you've already taken bio)

Anatomy & Physiology (psych is equally heavy on science as much as humanities)

Communication/Debate (and other english electives)

AP seminar/AP Research (I've heard that most courses in the psych major are heavy on research and essays)

Humanities

Honors Statistics or AP Statistics (Psych is heavy on stats)

Child Development (if you're interested in child psychology)

Sociology

Psychology or AP Psychology

Taking Psychology might help you test the waters and see what you're getting into. I'm Ap Psych rn and it's a great introductory courses for psychology! Hope this helps!!

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