What Can I Do with a Major in Psychology?

Psychology is the science that studies behavior, thought, feelings, and interactions. It is the study of human and animal behavior (normal and abnormal), and the psychological, social and biological processes related to that behavior.

Psychology majors*:

  • analyze behavior
  • assess attitudes
  • isolate potential causal factors
  • evaluate theories and evidence

In a recent survey of Psychology graduates who entered the job market upon graduation, more than 95% reported they are working in positions appropriate to their education and career goals. The fields in which they are employed include human services, marketing, finance, service delivery, education, management, and health.

Each year, about 40% of our Psychology majors enroll in graduate or professional schools after earning their bachelor's degree. The most popular fields of study are psychology, counseling, personnel, business administration, medicine, nursing, law, education, neuroscience, and social work.

Career options for Psychology graduates include**:

  • youth counselor
  • case worker
  • criminologist
  • clinical psychologist
  • personnel administrator
  • market research analyst
  • health policy planner

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*This is a sample of specific skills (competencies) that Psychology majors acquire; it is not a comprehensive list. Also note that these are in addition to the general skills that are common to all CAS majors.

**This is a sample of career options available to Psychology majors; it is not a comprehensive list. Also note that some of the listed career options may require additional education and/or training beyond the bachelor's degree.