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)
Former Mayor of Saratoga Spring, New York
“I use my psychology degree from Hartwick every single day. You cannot survive in the political world without understanding the psychology of politics. My senior thesis was on consumer behavior. I did informational interviews with whomever would take me and I decided that public relations was the way I wanted to apply my degree with my portfolio in photography and my study abroad in Italy.”
Double Major: Sociology and Psychology
Hometown: Binghamton, New York
“I set my sights high and worked towards becoming a teacher’s assistant in both my programs as well as becoming a writing tutor and a peer leader for Wick 101. I even presented one of my papers at the Eastern Sociological Conference in Boston, MA. I have always been focused on my academics, but what really lead me to realizing my passion was the internships and my J Term experience in Hawaii.”