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Are you interested in:

  • Working with a wide range of people
  • Counseling
  • Neuroscience
  • Medicine or Allied Health
  • Applied therapies in the fine arts
  • Working with children with special needs
  • Understanding yourself and others

Psychology is an extraordinarily diverse field with hundreds of career paths. Some specialties, like caring for people with mental and emotional disorders, are familiar to most of us. Others, like helping with the design of advanced computer systems or studying how we remember things, are less well known. In common to all these fields is a shared interest in the minds and behaviors of both humans and animals. In their work, psychologists draw on an ever-expanding body of scientific knowledge about how we think, act, and feel and apply the information to their areas of expertise.

Types of jobs:

  • Applied behavior analyst
  • Juvenile court advocate
  • Early intervention specialist
  • Teacher
  • Special needs educator
  • Environmental psychologist
  • Counselor or clinician
  • Allied health professional
  • Gerontology
  • Occupational Therapy

Attend graduate school for:

  • Graduate programs in psychology (Master's, Ph.D. or Psy.D. for clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, or research)
  • Occupational therapy or speech pathology
  • Medical school
  • Industrial/organizational psychology and neuropsychology

Options for the major:

  • B.A. in psychology
  • Double major or minor in any additional related area of interest including biology, environmental studies, mathematics, sociology, or social work
  • Include specific electives as needed for licensure requirements if you are interested in elementary, middle, or high school teaching
  • Experiential opportunities
    • On-site practica with the Meredith Autism Program
    • Internships
    • Collaborative research with faculty
    • Psychology Club
    • Service learning courses in the major
    • Summer government internships

 

Professional associations:

 

Career outlook:

Guide to Careers in Psychology
Psychology’s Growth Careers

Additional information:

Meredith's psychology major »

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