Where Can Psychology take me?

Psychology majors develop a broad understanding of human behavior as well as the skills to understand and interpret research findings concerning human behavior. The psychology curriculum includes courses in cognitive, developmental, behavioral and neural studies, learning, personality, social and clinical psychology. The coursework emphasizes the fundamental concepts and scientific methods of this basic behavioral science discipline. Psychology students are encouraged to expand their learning experience outside the classroom by conducting and analyzing laboratory and field research as well as participating in internships. 

 
What skills does studying psychology develop?
-critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to understand and solve problems related to behavior and mental processes
-apply psychological theories and concepts to personal, social and organizational issues
-gather information through a variety of means and synthesize findings in a coherent manner
-understand the complexity of socio-cultural diversity
-effectively work in collaborative environments
-flexibility of thought, tolerance of ambiguity and respect for others values
-ability to engage in ethical application of psychological principles
 
 
Career Opportunities
Psychology is relevant to many occupations involving interactions with others'. Grounded in the liberal arts tradition, psychology prepares students for employment in a variety of areas including mental health, human resources, education, research, and law enforcement. Many careers directly related to psychology require education beyond the bachelor’s degree and UK psychology majors are well prepared for graduate studies in psychology, medicine, law, and business. Individuals find work in various psychology sub disciplines including, though not limited to, the following:
- industrial psychologist
- clinical psychologist
- educational psychologist
- sport psychologist
- child and family psychologist
- drug and alcohol counselor
- experimental psychologist
- market research analyst
- recruitment consultant
- human resource manager 
- corporate administration
- human resource assistant
- lab assistant
- rehabilitation specialist
- professional training and development
- career counselor
- community projects leader
- teacher/professor 
- correctional services
 
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For more information about career opportunities, contact the UK Career Center.

 

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