Nehemiah Joseph wanted to pursue a career in counseling, so she made the decision to switch from a Liberal Arts program to a Psychology program – but there was a hitch. She needed a flexible program that allowed her freedom to work during the day and earn her Bachelor’s degree at night. That’s what made Merrimack’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program the perfect fit for her.
The flexible 24-month program that Nehemiah enrolled in offers a combination of evening hybrid and on-campus classes at convenient times for students with busy schedules like hers. Financial aid opportunities and scholarships help make the program affordable, and meals and books are included in tuition.
“There is so much involved that not having to worry about books is a stress reliever,” says Nehemiah. “Having meals included is also a great plus, especially when you need a ‘pick me up’ before an evening class.”
Another unique part of the Bachelor’s in Psychology program that Nehemiah praises is the “cohort model” approach, where students begin and graduate with the same small group of students. “Having the same people in your classes means we already have a good base for helping each other.”
She has managed to successfully balance her schoolwork with family life, crediting a good support system with helping her keep up with her busy schedule while still achieving her goals.
Nehemiah’s advice for anyone who is thinking about going back to school and earning a degree? “Just take everything one step at a time.”