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: 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.”