Career opportunities for psychology majors and minors are diverse. Recent CSB and SJU graduates have found jobs directly related to their study of psychology as social workers, family counselors, employment counselors for large companies, crisis line therapists, mental health associates for hospitals, teachers, chemical abuse tutors and registered nurses.
Other CSB and SJU psychology graduates have established themselves in careers which appear to be unrelated to the psychology major but actually draw on skills they acquired through their undergraduate study. These positions include computer analyst, home finance administrator, manager of a commercial bank, tax auditor for the Internal Revenue Service, sales representative for Proctor and Gamble, president of a business college, assistant director of admissions at an Eastern university and an actuary.
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.
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University provides many opportunities for students to learn what is available to them after their experience here. The school as a whole, along with the Psychology department, host many panels and discussions about how to make your major work for you and lead you to where you want to be. Always stay tuned to upcoming events on campus that include speakers, panels, visiting graduate schools, and workshops.
For more information on what a psychology major or minor involves and possible career options visit our Student Resources page. Career Services also offers useful information and links for psychology students.