Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Morris provides students with numerous job opportunities (e.g., 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[link to faculty page] 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. Many programs require you to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and the psychology subject test. Students should begin studying for these exams at the end of their junior year. Most graduate schools require a personal statement and letters of recommendationfrom two to four faculty members as part of the application materials. 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. In addition to the links provided in this paragraph you may find the following links helpful when exploring your graduate school options.