After the Bachelor’s Degree (under construction)
Most UWW psychology majors take jobs at regional businesses. However, a bachelor's degree in psychology can be extremely useful in securing employment in a variety of fields.
Which students should think about going to graduate school?
- Students interested in working as psychotherapists or counselors
- Students planning to teach psychology at the college level
- Students who want to conduct psychological research
- Students interested in becoming school psychologists or guidance counselors
- Students who want to be professors
Careers in Psychology
A career as a practicing professional psychologist requires specialized graduate training beyond the bachelor's degree.
A growing number of our graduates are continuing on to masters and doctoral degree programs in psychology (eventually link to our VOICES page?). Others continue their education at postgraduate professional schools such as law school. Faculty advisors assist students in preparing and applying for graduate study.
Psychologists engage in a wide range of careers including the following:
- Providing services: Psychologists help people overcome social, cognitive, and emotional problems and counsel individuals and families.
- Teaching: From elementary schools to post-graduate institutions, psychologists teach their discipline, train others to become psychologists and help students to understand behavior.
- Research: In universities, businesses and government agencies, psychologists engage in basic or applied research, seeking to understand behavioral phenomena of all kinds.
- Consulting: Public and private organizations seek the advice of psychologists to improve systems designs, organize personnel management procedures, develop new policies and design client services.
Students who graduate from the psychology program with a BA or a BS degree may find employment in a variety of areas relevant to human services. Academically strong students may pursue graduate training in psychology and related areas.
The specialized bachelor of science in education major (BSE) trains students to teach psychology in secondary schools.
The Psychology Department’s graduate program in school psychology prepares students for employment as school psychologists. Upon completion of a post-certification internship, education specialist degree (EdS) graduates may obtain Nationally Certified School Psychologist status.