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.
** Includes Self-Employed
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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
Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Psychology Majors for the Class of 2017*
American University | Armstrong State University | Auburn University | Augusta University | Bath Spa University | Belmont University | Boston University | Brenau University | Clemson University | Columbia International University | Columbia University | Columbus State University | Duke University | Emory University | Florida State University | Fordham University | Georgia Gwinnett College | Georgia Military College | Georgia Perimiter College | Georgia Southern University | Georgia State University | Gwinnett Technical College | Johns Hopkins University | Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences | Lipscomb University | Louisiana State University | Loyola University | Mercer University | Michigan State University | Middle Georgia State University | Morehouse School of Medicine | Northcentral University | Northwestern University | Nova Southeastern University | South University | Temple University | Texas Tech University | The Medical University of South Carolina | The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine | The University of Alabama at Birmingham | The University of Chicago | The University of Colorado Denver | The University of Florida | The University of Georgia | The University of Manitoba | The University of Miami | The University of Mississippi | The University of Nebraska Medical Center | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | The University of North Georgia | The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga | The University of West Georgia | The University of Westminster | Touro University California | Trevecca Nazarene University | Valdosta State University | Vanderbilt University | Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University | Washington University in St. Louis