"What Can I Do With a Major in...Psychology?"
Why Major in Psychology?
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Bachelor of Science Degree
The graduate with a Bachelor degree in Psychology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Demonstrate and integrate knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
- Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
- Value and use critical and creative thinking, including the scientific methods, to address problems related to behavior and mental processes.
- Appropriately apply knowledge and skills acquired in the psychology curriculum to personal, social, and organizational issues.
- Value and apply empirical evidence, cope with ambiguity, and behave legally and ethically in research and applied settings.
- Understand and apply the language of the science of psychology, through effective speaking, reading and writing.
- Demonstrate the ability to acquire and disseminate information and use computers and other technology for a variety of purposes.
- Recognize, understand and respect individual differences and the complexity off social cultural and international diversity. Demonstrate knowledge about how these factors affect applied and scholarly work.
- Demonstrate knowledge about realistic occupational, career, and advanced educational opportunities appropriate to the discipline and develop a feasible plan to pursue those opportunities.
Related Career Titles
|Academic Advisor/ College Counselor||Human Resources Manager|
|Activity Leader||Industrial Relations Director|
|Admissions Evaluator||Intensive Case Manager|
|Affirmative Action Coordinator||Labor Relations Manager|
|Art Therapist||Marriage Therapist|
|Behavioral Therapist||Medical Social Worker|
|Behavioral Psychologist||Mental Health Clinician|
|Benefits Administrator||Mental Retardation Counselor|
|Benefits Analyst||Music Therapist|
|Care Manager||Occupational Therapist|
|Career Planning and Placement Counselor||Parent Counselor-Educator|
|Career Planning Professional||Personnel Director|
|Case Coordinator||Position Classification Specialist|
|Case Management Supervisor||Prevention Counselor|
|Case Manager||Primary Therapist|
|Case Worker||Probation Officer|
|Child Development Specialist||Program Coordinator|
|Child Psychologist||Program Director|
|Child Welfare Worker||Program Manager|
|Claims Specialist||Project Manager|
|Clinical Manager||Public Relations Specialist|
|Community Relations Officer||Rehabilitation Counselor|
|Community Services Specialist||Religious Worker|
|Community Support Clinician||Researcher|
|Community Support Specialist||Residential Care Worker|
|Compensation Manager||School Counselor|
|Correctional Caseworker||Social Worker|
|Corrections Counselor||Substance Abuse Counselor|
|Counseling Coordinator||Suicide Prevention Specialist|
|Employee Benefits Manager||Therapist|
|Employee Relations Representative||Therapist Day Treatment Clinician|
|Employment Services Worker||Training and Development|
|Family Counselor||Trauma Support Specialist|
|Guidance Counselor||Women's Counselor|
|Grief Officer||Youth Specialist|
|Hospice Health Worker|
Related Job Listings/Job Search Website
American Music Therapy Association
Careers in Psychology
Online Psychology Career Center
Social Psychology Network
Student's Guide to Pre-Professional Psychology Opportunities
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
Association for Behavioral Analysis
Association for Psychological Science
Association for Research in Personality
Federation of Behavioral, Psychological and Cognitive Sciences
International Association of Applied Psychology
International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology
National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Social Workers
National Board if Certified Counselors
National Mental Health Association
PSI CHI The National Honor Society in Psychology (UCM)
Psychology Club (UCM)
Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Social Psychology Network
Four-Year Academic Plan
The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.
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