Although a common career goal of many undergraduate psychology students is to become a psychologist or counselor, there are a number of career paths a student can pursue with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
As a Psychology major at AUM, you’ll develop critical skills as you apply the scientific method to people’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. You’ll develop abilities that will help you succeed in the business world, law school, and many other careers, including, of course, taking graduate studies to become a professional psychologist. You’ll learn to conceptualize problems, evaluate evidence, and defuse potential conflict as you study the underlying causes of human behavior.
Many of the skills students learn within a bachelor’s psychology program will open numerous and often unexpected career opportunities, as well as provide training for many other types of jobs outside the field, especially those in human and social services or education. A few of the most common job titles in these areas include:
A bachelor’s degree, along with state certification, can also lead to a career as a high school psychology teacher. If you aspire to become a clinical psychologist, AUM’s program will prepare you for graduate school.
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.
A psychology degree will prepare you for a range of careers in the community and social science occupations, including social workers, counselors, and religious workers. Employment of community and social service occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 306,200 jobs. Most projected new jobs in this occupational group are in counselor and social worker occupations, as their services will continue to be needed in areas such as drug abuse counseling and rehabilitation counseling, and also for school and career counseling. The median annual wage for community and social service occupations was $44,960 in May 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $38,640.
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The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.
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