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Program guide: SLC's Psychology major with Family Services minor

Posted by Valerie Grissom on 10/5/17 12:30 PM

Silver Lake College is dedicated to providing its students with the skills to pursue a variety of career paths in various fields, and SLC’s renowned faculty all work to prepare students for success upon graduation.

Keeping with these standards, SLC’S Bachelor of Science in Psychology provides the information and tools needed to explore the integration between a person’s body and mind. The program allows students to develop an appreciation for the discipline as both a science and as an art.

As a science, psychology seeks to discover general principles of human behavior. As an art, psychology applies these principles to the individual.

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Topics: Arts & Sciences

What can I do with my bachelor of science degree? A look at SLC's Mathematics, Biology and IT programs

Posted by Amy Hanson on 6/16/17 12:00 PM

Graduates of Silver Lake College are well prepared for the workplace through an integrated liberal arts curriculum that enhances their major and minor studies with foundational career skills like communication, group dynamics, critical thinking and problem solving. SLC’s focus on community ensures that students have the knowledge, tools and support to build a strong academic foundation and a pathway to success. Students in every degree program at Silver Lake College have many opportunities for educational enhancement through co-curricular activities and student life activities.

Note: Are you interested in learning more about the work college opportunity at Silver Lake College — SLC Works? Visit our website and learn what SLC Works is all about!

Here’s a sampling of three of Silver Lake College’s degrees along with what graduates can do with those degrees.

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Topics: Arts & Sciences

4 reasons to consider a degree in actuarial science

Posted by Jamie Grant on 5/18/17 7:30 AM

Actuarial science — it sounds like a handful, but what is it exactly? Not to be confused with mathematics or accounting, a degree in actuarial science teaches you to assess risk by leveraging statistics and analytics. Actuaries need to have a solid grasp of mathematics, but also need to develop an understanding of the business world and the complexities of human behavior. Actuaries use these skills to help companies, private corporations, and even the government make crucial decisions about how to manage risk.

So what do actuaries actually do? Well, actuaries are instrumental in industries like insurance, where the entire business is built on an understanding of risk. Actuaries are tasked with helping businesses understand the likelihood of future events, how to reduce the likelihood of undesirable events — and how to minimize the impact if they do occur. Their work is instrumental in decision-making and long-term planning, making them indispensable members of management teams in every industry.

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Topics: Arts & Sciences

Program map: Silver Lake College’s Art Program

Posted by Erin LaBonte on 2/23/17 7:30 AM

A degree in the arts is not only an effective way to contribute to the perennial human need for beauty, but it also can pave the way for a successful career in a variety of emerging job fields.

Note: If you’re interested in learning more about Silver Lake College’s art  department, along with the exhibits they host, be sure to visit our SIlver Lake  College Art Department  Facebook page.

Below, you’ll find out about our different art programs at Silver Lake College, as well as the different career options that come with an art degree.

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Topics: Arts & Sciences

5 Careers for People with a Graphic Design Degree

Posted by Jamie Grant on 2/2/17 7:30 AM

It’s no secret that graphic designers are in high demand these days: from freelance web design to designing major advertising campaigns for global corporations, it seems like the options are endless. We’ve compiled a shortlist of some of the most interesting career paths for graphic designers, which will help you get a better sense of what could await you after graduation, should you decide to pursue a degree in graphic design.

Note: If you’re interested in learning more about the art department at Silver  Lake College and the exhibits they host, check out our Silver Lake College Art  Department  Facebook page.

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Topics: Arts & Sciences

7 Careers for Art Majors

Posted by Jamie Grant on 9/15/16 10:35 AM

Some things about college can be overwhelming: deciding which college to attend, and what major is going to best fit your needs and prepare you for a career after graduation.

One common misconception of an undergraduate degree in art is that it’s difficult to secure a job upon graduation. But that’s not necessarily the case: check out these seven careers for those with a bachelor’s degree in art.

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Topics: Arts & Sciences

About This Blog

Deciding where, when and by what means to go to college can be a difficult decision process. We want to help! The Silver Lake Blog is intended to be a resource as you navigate these choices, from what type of school to choose to how to finance your education. Watch this space for helpful tips. 


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