Psychology - Career Pathways

Psychology

 

What is Psychology?

Psychology students study the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology. The Department of Psychology provides a wide range of courses encompassing all major areas of psychology including cognitive, abnormal, physiological, social, and counseling psychology. Students develop strong skills in research, critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, data analysis, and effective communication.

Academic Programs

What Can I Do with a Psychology Degree?

Many Psychology students pursue graduate study in school psychology, social work, counselor education, cognitive psychology, and law. Some jobs in psychology and mental health are available at the bachelor's degree level. A liberal arts education with a major in Psychology offers foundations for a wide variety of jobs including human services, sales, and management. The Psychology program also prepares students to conduct, write, present, and publish research; undergraduates work with faculty on a variety of research projects and present their work at local and national conferences.

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Career Outlooks

To explore specific job outlooks, use MyNextMove, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and MyPlan. Each offers unique insight about the personalities, skills, knowledge, technology, abilities, and educational requirements compatible with a job.

For a more personal approach, use resources like Candid Careers and Glassdoor. Candid Careers hosts thousands of interviews with industry professionals. Glassdoor provides numerous employee reviews from various companies. Both provide great insight into the industry and daily life of a particular career.

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Sample Job Titles

Caseworker
Clinical Psychologist
College Admissions Counselor
Community Outreach Director
Correctional Treatment Specialist
Criminal Investigator
Crisis Counselor
Developmental Psychologist
Forensic Psychologist
Substance Abuse Counselor
Human Resources Consultant
Laboratory Technician

Lawyer
Marriage Counselor
Neurologist
Pastor
Professor
Psychiatric Nurse
Recreational Therapist
Rehabilitation Counselor
Research Psychologist
School Counselor
Statistician
Technical Writer

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Internships and Applied Learning Opportunities  Use FREDNetwork to find professional jobs, internships, student employment and summer job opportunities

Internships foster hands-on learning and skill building. They also help students make connections and network with potential employers. 

You can use FREDNetwork, the CDO’s job and internship database, to find internship (and employment) opportunities! Schedule an appointment with a CDO career counselor for more information and advice.

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Networking

Major-specific activities and student organizations and clubs provide venues to make connections and build strong networks. Depending on personal interests and career goals, students may clubs such as the Psychology Club, Fredonia State of Mind, and the Psychology Honor Society.

Networks continue to grow through digital groups such as LinkedIn. The CDO’s professional mentoring program, Fredonia Career Connection, is also a great place to find a mentor!

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Professional Associations

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Get Connected

Stay up to date on the Psychology Department’s news and events through Facebook.

What’s Next?

Not sure about your future? Schedule an appointment
The CDO is here to help you explore opportunities!
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