Careers in Psychology

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How to think about your career and job opportunities with an undergraduate degree in psychology

An undergraduate education in psychology at Wright State provides a strong foundation in psychological theory, research, data management, and statistical analysis. It also provides the opportunity to develop valuable communication skills, both oral and written. With these insights and highly marketable skills, psychology majors have the flexibility to pursue jobs and careers in which these needs exist.

Where can you apply your undergraduate degree in psychology?

There are currently over 80 different areas in psychology, each with diverse and exciting opportunities.  Consider applying what you've learned about human behavior to the arts, business management, conflict mediation, consulting, counseling/therapy, criminal justice, education, engineering, human resources, government, marketing, the military, public service, rehabilitation, sales, social policy, sports, and others.  To learn more about the different topics psychologists are interested in, check out the American Psychological Association website.

To learn more about careers in psychology, consider taking our elective course, PSY 2000 Careers in Psychology.

Graduate or Professional School

There are currently over 50 divisions recognized by the American Psychological Association (APA), each associated with different topics areas. (Visit the the APA website for more information.) Some careers may require additional education beyond the undergraduate degree. Wright State offers a number of graduate programs (M.A., M.B.A., M.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D.) that may be of interest to you and your career goals.   Talk with an academic advisor in the Psychology Undergraduate Program (PUP) Office to find out if graduate or professional school can help you with your long-term career goals.