Alumni & Careers

Many E&H Psychology Department graduates work in a variety of mental health and human services professions. Others have gone on to careers in related fields such as criminal justice, law, and business. The ability of students to move quickly into employment or graduate school attests to the strength of our program.

What can I do with my Psychology degree?

Many of our students begin employment immediately after graduation.  Others go on to earn advanced degrees in a variety of fields including psychology, counseling, education, law, medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and social work. See below for professional opportunities available for graduates with a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree.

With a Bachelor’s Degree

4 years at university or college

Some Occupations for Bachelor’s Degree:

  • Career Counselors
  • Child/Youth/Elder Care
  • Community Services
  • Court/Juvenile Services
  • Law Enforcement/Police Officer
  • Government/Legislative Services
  • Human Resources/Personnel
  • Insurance/Stocks/Bonds Sales
  • Market Research
  • Management – Top and Mid-level
  • Military Service
  • Retail/Wholesale Sales
  • Social Work and Social Services
  • Student/Alumni Services

With a Master’s Degree

An additional 2-3 years after bachelor’s degree

Examples of Master’s Degrees Our Students Pursue

  • Clinical or Counseling Psychology
  • Social work (Students can pursue a clinical focus)
  • School Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Master’s in an Applied Psychology Area (industrial and Organizational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, etc.)
  • Mental Health (Behavioral Counselor, Psychiatric Technician, Rehabilitation Specialist)
  • Government Positions (Drug and Alcohol Specialist, Parole Officers, Social Service Managers, Centers for Disease Control, etc.)
  • Business, Sales, Marketing, and Advertising (Human Resources Manager, Advertising Agent, Market Researcher, etc.)

With a Doctorate Degree

Additional 4-6 years after bachelor’s degree or master’s degree

Some Occupations for Doctorate Degree:

  • College Professor
  • Counseling and Clinical Psychology
  • Social work
  • Educational Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • School Counseling
  • Statistical or Research Consulting
  • Human Factors Psychology
  • Policy/Research Institute

Our majors also pursue other advanced degrees including

  • Law
  • Medical Doctor
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Seminary
  • Speech Therapy