Frequently Asked Questions

Career opportunities for psychology majors and minors are diverse. Recent CSB and SJU graduates have found jobs directly related to their study of psychology and other graduates have established themselves in careers which appear to be unrelated to the psychology major but draw on skills they acquired through their undergraduate study. Check out our Career Paths page to learn more!

Each year a substantial number of CSB and SJU graduates choose to continue their psychology training in graduate school. Others find psychology to be a useful background for professional study of law, medicine, or business administration.

For more information on what a psychology major or minor involves and possible career options visit our Student Resources page. XPD – Experience & Professional Development also offers useful information and links for psychology students.

There are many opportunities for psychology research here at CSB/SJU. Visit our research page to learn more!

Yes! Psychology students frequently double major. Psychology majors have double majored in Biology, Communications, Management, Political Science, Theatre and Theology. You can make a double major or minor work for you in almost any concentration.

Of the CSB/SJU students who completed their degrees in the 2009-2010 academic school year, approximately 40% went on to graduate school immediately.

With a Bachelor’s degree your career options are more limited, but there are many avenues that you can explore. Of those students who completed their degrees in the 2009-2010 academic school year, 42% are currently employed in a full-time position immediately following grduation. While 5% are currently employed part-time, 14% of the students are full-time volunteers.

Some fields that graduate’s with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology have entered are: administration and management, business and industry, casework, child care, gerontology, health services, marketing and public relations, personnel, probation and parole, psychiatric assisting, research or laboratory assisting, sales, and teaching. Talk to your advisor about options as they know the field really well, also visit our Student Resources page for a better idea of what you can do.

Since Psychology is such a diverse field, there are many different avenues that students choose to explore for advanced degrees. Recent graduates are currently studying law enforcement, clinical psychology, criminal justice, neuropsychology, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, sport psychology, physician assistant studies, medical school, and counseling and psychological services.

A Psychology major or minor is a great background to have for any field that you choose to enter. For further information, talk to your advisor.

Both! Whether you want to pursue a law degree or a medical degree, a Psychology background can help you with both. Our newly redesigned curriculum allows you more freedom to better tailor the major to help you get the background you want in order to pursue your ultimate goal.

Please see our Academic Advisor page for a complete list of faculty in the Psychology Department and their availability to take on new advisees.

If you do not know who to ask in the Psychology Department to be your academic advisor, please contact Ashley Koshiol, Department Coordinator, for suggestions at [email protected] or by phone extension at 5484.