Here at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, many students continue their education pursuing graduate degrees; of the students who completed their degrees in 2010, over one-third decided to continue their education.
Graduate school however may not be for everyone, and even simply completing your undergraduate degree provides a great variety in potential careers. Recent CSB/SJU graduates with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology have entered areas such as:
- Sales management
- Administrative assistance
- Customer operations analysis
- Teaching assistanships
- Patient care coordinator
- Program managers at non-profits
Recent graduates have also gone on to full-time volunteer opportunities in:
- Minnesota Reading Corps
- Minnesota Math Corps
- Benedictine Volunteer Corps
- Maryknoll China Service Project
- Volunteer English Teacher volunteer
If you feel graduate school is for you, then you should know there is a wide array of potential fields to enter. Recent graduates are pursuing doctorate degrees in clinical psychology, industrial/organization psychology, physical therapy, and evaluation, statistics, and measurements; and master’s degrees in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, school counseling, and speech pathology. Former psychology majors have also studied law enforcement, criminal justice, neuropsychology, nursing, sport psychology, physician assistant studies, medical school, and counseling and psychological services. If graduate school in a specialized field of psychology seems right for you, take a look through the department website to help better understand graduate school and the graduate school process.
See Careers in Psychology for more information on graduate schools and careers in Psychology.