A major in psychology provides an appropriate background for a variety of professions in which an understanding of the principles of human behavior is important.
Graduate study in medicine, law, human factors, neuroscience, or social work, as well as in psychology, might all follow an undergraduate major in psychology.
Typically, graduates pursue careers as:
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of school and career counselors is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, which means there will be over 36,000 new job openings in the next decade. (U.S. BLS)
Double Major: Psychology and History
Psy.D. Student, Immaculata University, Pennsylvania
“I found Hartwick to be extremely fulfilling academically. I really enjoyed every professor I worked with in both the psychology and history departments. I was not initially going to obtain a double major, but I could not stop taking Dr. Wallace and Dr. Quinn’s history classes. Dr. Goldman was my psychology advisor and he was a fantastic mentor; pushing me to achieve in all the ways he knew I could. He and I went over what I would do after I graduated and he convinced me to apply to doctoral programs. I was accepted by all to which I applied, however I chose Immaculata University to obtain my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology.”
Double Major: Psychology and Art; Art History minor
50/50 Peer Counselors
Hometown: Southbury, Connecticut
“I transferred out of Hartwick because I was struggling with my mental health. I hoped that some time away would get me back on track to be my best self. When I started at my new school, I was so overwhelmed. The student body was huge. I had over 200 people in each of my classes, making it hard to get the one-on-one learning and help that I had gotten accustomed to at Hartwick. I was homesick for Hartwick. I am very happy to be back.”