Classroom4In addition to preparing students for graduate study in psychology and other professions, an undergraduate degree can lead directly to employment in business and industry, education, counseling, human services, and several other areas.

Psychology courses can also be used to develop and strengthen adaptive or intellectual skills, add to students' knowledge base, and facilitate development of behavioral traits and attitudes linked to career success. The adaptive skills that are most directly fostered within the psychology curriculum are: interpersonal and human relations skills, thinking and problem solving skills, communication skills.

Psychology is an excellent major or minor for students who are interested in careers in management, communication, marketing or other positions that require understanding of human behavior and human interactions. Many students who are interested in careers in law or medicine choose a psychology degree for their undergraduate major. The psychology degree is pursued by many students who wish to engage in graduate study in psychology at the master's or doctoral degree level as preparation for careers in mental health, psychological research, industrial and organizational psychology and academia.

Information about careers and graduate programs in Psychology is also available at the American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the Western Psychological Association (WPA) websites.


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