Department of Psychology

Careers Paths and Salaries

Psychology involves uncovering the factors that underlie the behaviors of both human and animals. These factors can include genes, personality, cognitive operations (thinking), and interpersonal and situational dynamics. Understanding these factors can help enrich performance, physical health, creativity, and group behavior. Students studying psychology can pursue a career in:

  • Arts
  • Behavioral analysis
  • Conflict resolution
  • Disabilities
  • Exercise
  • Forensics
  • Groups
  • History
  • Law
  • Media
  • Neuroscience
  • Peace
  • Quantitative methods
  • Religion
  • Sports
  • Teaching
  • Veteran affairs

Average Salary by Psychology Degree Type

Degree Type Average Salary
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) $50,971
Master of Science (M.S.) $55,400
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) $83,977
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) $93,750

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