The average person has eight different jobs that span three professions or occupations during their lifetime (Chen, 2004). One major characteristic of a liberal arts education is that it is not focused on a specific career, but aims instead to help students learn how to think critically, how to be creative, how to be flexible, how to get along with others, and how to go on learning for the rest of their lives (Chen, 2004). The
Psychology major prepares students for a wide range of careers, which means
that students have many choices to make about potential career paths and
graduate school options. As a result,
our department emphasizes career advising and professional development in our
student advising meetings, through our Careers in Psychology course, and in our
Career Training Modules that students take throughout their psychology major.
Here are some of the skills employers seek that our majors acquire through our program:
There are numerous career paths you can follow with your degree in psychology. Click here for some examples and how you can best prepare for those careers paths.