Why Psychology?

For those who hold a degree in psychology, career opportunities abound. Psychology is currently the second most popular undergraduate major nationwide, second only to business administration. Psychology majors possess good research and writing skills, are good problems solvers, and have well-developed, higher-level thinking ability when it comes to analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information.

Most psychology majors find jobs in administrative support, public affairs, education, business, sales, service industries, health, the biological sciences, or computer programming. They work as employment counselors, correction counselor trainees, interviewers, personnel analysts, probation officers, and writers. Two-thirds of all psychology graduates believe their jobs are closely or somewhat related to their psychology background and that their jobs hold long-term and flexible career potential.