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Psychology

What Can You Do With a Psychology Major?

Career possibilities with a Psychology major are wide-ranging. There are many options in human services, business, educational settings, or elsewhere.

In fact, as you'll note from the interactive infographic, most of our students go directly into the workforce after they graduate.

Of course, many of our students want to go on to graduate school so they can work as therapists, licensed psychologists, social workers, or in some other profession that requires additional education. For example, with a Master’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, or other Professional Degree, our students go on to work as:
  • Psychologists
  • Higher Education Administrators
  • Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Lawyers
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Other professions

To learn more about Graduate School Options,see Graduate School Resources and Information.

There are a variety of University, Program, and External Resources to help students obtain their career goals.

UW-Green Bay Career Resources

Career Services at UW-Green Bay is the primary campus-wide resource for career planning. They are the true experts and your best UW-Green Bay resource for the host of services below:

  • Career Counseling and Assessments
  • A Career Planning Course
  • Help with Resumes and Interviewing
  • Access to Phoenix Recruitment On-Line (PRO), an online job listing and candidate management system
  • And More

Psychology Program Resources

  • Your Psychology Program Advisor: Your psychology advisor is the person you should go to if you have questions about classes, career advice (as well as career services, see below), or have other questions or concerns.
  • Career and Graduate School Shows: We have two YouTube shows on careers, Psyched for Careers and Psyched for Graduate School.
  • The C-Wing Library: In the MAC Hall C-Wing, outside MAC C318, there is a bookshelf with books on topics related to career planning, job interviews, graduate school, taking the GRE, and more. You are welcome to come sit down and look through them whenever the offices are open.
  • Student Orgs: Both the Psychology and Human Development Club (PHD Club) and Psi Chi put on career-related programming throughout the school year. To learn more about upcoming events, see the events page of The Psych Report or download the UWGB Psychology App for your iPhone or Droid.

External Resources

There are a number of resources outside of UW-Green Bay as well. While this is not an exhaustive list, here are a few really important resources for you:

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: This is a searchable guide, put out by the United States Department of Labor, to career information about hundreds of occupations. It provides information for particular jobs about salary, entry level education, work environment, and more.
  • American Psychology Association (APA): Here, there is a portal for students in psychology of all levels. Of particular interest is the Psychology as a Career page which provides insight on careers in psychology, how to get a job with a psychology degree, and whether or not graduate school is right for you.
  • Careers in Psychology: A massive collection of information about careers in psychology. It includes information about careers, graduate programs, licensing requirements, and more.