Psychology Career & Graduate School Opportunities
Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Morris provides students with numerous job opportunities
- Family services worker
- Mental health technician
- Employment counselor
- Events coordinator
- Public affairs coordinator
- Juvenile probation office
- Laboratory assistant
Research indicates a positive job outlook for students at all levels of psychology training. In addition to the links provided within the paragraphs you may find the following links helpful when exploring what you can do with your psychology degree.
- Information on Psychology subfields, schools, and licensures
- Careers in Psychology American Psychological Association
- Careers in Psychology
- Careers Options with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
- PsycCareers from the American Psychological Association
If you are interested in becoming a psychologist it is important to recognize that there are more than 15 different types of psychologists (e.g., clinical, forensic, industrial organization, rehabilitation, experimental, and neuropsychologists). Becoming a psychologist is a smart investment in your future considering that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that employment of psychologists is expected to grow 15% from 2006 to 2016- faster than average for all occupations. Further, psychologists work in various settings.
Getting an undergraduate degree in psychology at Morris can also prepare students for post graduate work in many fields (e.g., social work, law, marriage and family therapy, physical therapy, public health, urban and regional planning, psychology).
If you decide to apply to graduate school you may want to look into obtaining a copy of the latest version of APA’s Graduate Study in Psychology, as well as their application guide,Getting In: A Step-By-Step Plan for Gaining Admission to Graduate School in Psychology. The faculty at Morris are here to answer questions as well.
Once you’ve decided to apply to graduate school you should look at the application requirements for the programs you are interested in applying to.
Some programs require prior research or internship experiences.
Please attend Morris’s Psychology Discipline’s graduate school information nights which normally occur once a semester. You may find the following links helpful when exploring your graduate school options.
- McIntosh Champions Discovery-Based Student Learning Using the Haystack Radio Telescope
- Barry McQuarrie and Harrison Piehowski ’19 Tackle Familiar Mathematical Models
- Cristina Ortiz Earns Institute on Diversity, Equity and Advocacy Multicultural Research Award
- Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017 Includes Morris
- Schrock ’17 Learns Job Skills through Computer Science Research
- Paron ’16 Coordinates K–12 Environmental Education
- Three Morris Faculty Members Receive Grant-in-Aid Awards