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Department of Psychology


Careers

A major in psychology provides you with a varied skill set that can be applied in many careers. Students with a strong background in psychology are viewed favorably in fields such as medicine, law and business. 

Workforce success

Some of the transferable skills that psychology graduates will be able to demonstrate include:

  • An understanding of human behavior
  • Interpret and clearly explain psychological research and tests of all types
  • Considerate of all ideas and values
  • Evaluate personal problems and make appropriate decisions
  • Appreciate other perspectives
  • Exhibit empathy
  • Think critically
  • Organize and memorize detailed information
  • Analyze cause and effects            
  • Communicate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Apply data to practical decision making
  • Capability to organize, conduct and explain research

Career options

With an undergraduate degree in psychology, you can pursue careers such as:

  • Admissions evaluator
  • Advertising assistant
  • Laboratory technician
  • Law enforcement/criminal justice
  • Loan officer
  • Market research analyst
  • Non-profit/volunteer coordinator
  • Public relations practitioner
  • Social media research analyst/manager
  • Systems analyst
  • Teacher
  • Victims’ advocate