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Opportunities for work in psychology are expanding in number and scope. The move toward preventing illness, rather than merely diagnosing and treating it, requires people to learn how to make healthy behavior a routine part of living. Psychologists contribute solutions to problems through careful collection of data, analysis of data, and development of intervention strategies-in other words, by applying scientific principles, the hallmark of psychology.

General Information

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Department Website Department of Psychology
Degree(s) Offered

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Master of Science in Psychology

Doctorate of Psychology

Possible Areas of Concentrations
  • General Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Counseling/Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Health Psychology/Wellness Social Psychology
Possible Employment Settings
  • Adoption and Child Care Agencies
  • Government Agencies:
    • Advertising Departments and Agencies
    • Civil Rights Commission
    • Business Corporations
    • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Churches and Religious Organizations
  • Health and Human Services
  • Colleges and School
  • Veteran’s Administration
  • Community Organizations:
    • Consumer Affairs
  • Recreation Departments:
    • Boy and Girl Scouts
    • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Public Opinion Research Companies
  • Mental Health Associations
  • Hospitals
  • Labor Department
  • Court Systems
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Personnel Departments


Occupational Opportunities
  • Advertising Manager
  • Management Trainee
  • Biographer
  • Manager/Employee Welfare
  • Book Critic
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Child Psychiatrist*
  • College Professor*
  • Clergy Member*
  • Placement Director*
  • College University Official*
  • Psychologist*:
    • Developmental
    • Clinical Educational Therapist*
  • Social Worker*
    • Experimental
    • School
  • Columnist/Commentator
  • Community Organization Worker
  • Consumer Affairs Director
  • Council-on-Aging Director
  • Job Analyst
  • Counselor (school, rehabilitation, residence & vocational)*
  • Educational Therapist
  • Social Worker
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Recreational Director
  • Psychiatrist*
  • Criminologist*
  • Writer
  • Department Head/College*
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Recreational Director

*Requires further education and/or certification


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Last updated: 8/2/2019