Frequently Asked Questions

Congratulations! By visiting our webpage, you are taking positive steps toward a brighter future. Many students like you have wondered how the program can help them create the career they've always wanted. We've compiled some of our most Frequently Asked Questions so you can find out a little more about our program, to see if it's right for you.

What can I do with my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology?

  1. Related to Psychology
  2. Related to Business
  3. Other Areas

Related to Psychology:

  • Academic advisor
  • Alcohol drug abuse counselor
  • Behavior analyst
  • Career counselor
  • Career planning and placement counselor
  • Case management aide
  • Case worker
  • Child care worker
  • Child protection worker
  • Community outreach worker
  • Community support worker
  • Corrections officer
  • Counselor aide
  • Day care center supervisor
  • Director of volunteer services
  • Eligibility worker
  • Employment counselor
  • Family services worker
  • Gerontology aide
  • Group home coordinator
  • Housing/student life coordinator
  • Life skill counselor
  • Mental health technician
  • Mental retardation unit manager
  • Parole officer
  • Political campaign worker
  • Probation officer
  • Program manager
  • Public affairs coordinator
  • Public relations specialist
  • Publications researcher
  • Radio/TV research assistant
  • Rehabilitation advisor
  • Residential counselor
  • Residential youth counselor
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Social services assistant
  • Social services director
  • Social work assistant
  • Urban planning research assistant
  • Veterans advisor

Related to Business:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Advertising agent
  • Advertising trainee
  • Affirmative action representative
  • Airline reservations clerk
  • Bank management
  • Claims specialist
  • Customer relations
  • Customer service representative
  • Employee counselor
  • Employee relations assistant
  • Energy researcher
  • Events coordinator
  • Financial researcher
  • Hotel management
  • Human relations director
  • Human resources recruiter
  • Insurance agent
  • Insurance claims/underwriter
  • Intelligence officer
  • Job analyst
  • Loan officer
  • Lobbying organizer
  • Management trainee
  • Marketing representative
  • Marketing researcher
  • Media buyer
  • Occupational analyst
  • Office manager
  • Personnel worker/administrator
  • Property management
  • Public information officer
  • Sales representative
  • Small business owner
  • Staff training and development
  • Store manager
  • Warehouse manager

Other areas:

  • Activity director
  • Assistant youth coordinator
  • Camp staff director
  • College admissions officer
  • Community organizer
  • Community. recreation worker
  • Community relations officer
  • Congressional aide
  • Crime prevention coordinator
  • Director of alumni relations
  • Director of fundraising
  • Driving instructor
  • Educational coordinator
  • Fast food restaurant manager
  • Foster home parent
  • Film researcher/copywriter
  • Historical research assistant
  • Hospital patient service representative
  • Juvenile probation officer
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Neighborhood outreach worker
  • Newspaper reporter
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Park and recreation director
  • Private tutor
  • Research assistant
  • Security officer
  • Statistical assistant
  • Statistical reports compiler
  • Store manager
  • Task force coordinator
  • Teaching
  • Technical writer
  • Vocational rehabilitation counselor
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Warehouse manager
  • Work activity program director
  • Youth minister

Sources: Appleby, 1999; Aubrecht, 2001; Lloyd, 1997; Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1998; Shepard, 1996.

Why isn't a psychologist included on this list?

An advanced degree is required to become a psychologist.

Can I graduate in four years?

Yes. Graduation in four years is possible, including a chance to study abroad and/or including a minor or concentration. The program allows flexibility in elective choices.

How long does it take to get a master's degree?

A program generally takes two years to complete.

Do I need a master's degree to get a Ph.D.?

No. A strong academic undergraduate background can prepare a student to directly enter a doctoral program. Acceptance into a graduate school is competitive at either level but additionally so for a Ph.D program. Students should have a GPA of 3.4 to 3.7 and have done well on the graduate entrance exam (GRE).

For answers to questions not addressed here, contact the program director at the address, telephone, or e-mail address listed on the home page.