What can I do with a major in Psychology?
UGA Specific Information for Psychology
Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior. Those in the field of psychology seek to understand what constitutes normal and abnormal behavior and attain information on individual differences in mental processes, emotions, perceptions, development, thoughts, and motives. Students studying psychology also learn about the experimental methods necessary to acquire this knowledge. There are a substantial number of sub-categories within the discipline of psychology. These include, but are not limited to: applied psychology, biopsychology, clinical psychology, cognitive-experimental psychology, life-span developmental psychology, organizational psychology and social psychology. Opportunities for graduates include careers in industry, government, and organizational settings; mental health settings; and college/university teaching and research.
Class of 2018 Career Outcomes for Psychology*
** Includes Self-Employed
Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations
Find professionals on LinkedIn who have graduated from UGA with their psychology degree. See what they are currently doing and how they got there! To find UGA alumni, join the University of Georgia Alumni Association Group on LinkedIn.
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Additional Career Research Resources
- All Psychology Careers and Fields
- American Art Therapy Association
- American Assoc. for Marriage and Family Therapy
- American Board of Forensic Psychologists
- American Counseling Association
- American Music Therapy Association
- American Psychological Association
- Careers in Psychology (org)
- Careers in Psychology (com)
- Explore Health Careers
- Human Services Career Network
- Mental Health America
- National Association of School Psychologists
- National Association of Social Workers
- National Board for Certified Counselors
- Psychology.org Comprehensive Careers Guide
- Psychology Today, Careers in Psychology
- http://www.apa.org/about/division/div12.aspxSociety of Clinical Psychology
- Society for Human Resource Management
- Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Professional Counseling: National Board of Certified Counselors
- School Counseling: National Board of Certified Counselors
- Social Work: Association of Social Work Boards
- Marriage & Family Therapy: Association of Marital & Family Therapy
- Occupational Therapy: National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
- Music Therapy: Certification Board for Music Therapists
- Psychology Licensure