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Melanie Armas

BA Psychology - Child & Adolescent Development, Class of 2014

"After making the career move to become a teacher, I started online classes at Southern New Hampshire University."

I was raised in a small town in Maryland, where there weren’t many opportunities for educational growth. I fell into a bad crowd, and ended up being pulled out of high school by my parents. I got my GED when I was 19 years old, and moved to Texas. From the time I was pulled out of school, I’ve worked minimum wage jobs, until I got married at 20. After having my three kids, I started to work on my associate degree. I graduated with honors, receiving my degree in healthcare administration.

Shortly after, I was given the opportunity to work at a special education school in my local district. I knew when I was going for my associate degree that I loved psychology, and working with special education students affirmed this fact. So after making the career move to become a teacher, I started online classes at Southern New Hampshire University.

In my first year at SNHU, I was honored be on the dean’s list! I am currently in my second year at SNHU, and about to receive my BA in Psychology, with a concentration in child and adolescent development. And I’m hoping to be placed on the dean’s list again. I am thinking that I want to continue my education to receive a master’s in psychology, and maybe become a counselor for the school district. But I still have time to decide.

Learn more a BA in Psychology: Child & Adolescent Development.