Human behavior. Thought and emotion. Majoring in psychology can lead to careers in human resources, health and human services, market research, sales, and a variety of helping professions—and even emerging fields like neuromarketing and performance psychology. Psychology majors with an interest in counseling, research, or health professions often pursue graduate school. As a psychology major at Wheaton, you’ll spend time in both classrooms and research labs exploring topics like developmental psychology, cognition, personality, animal behavior, neuroscience, and clinical psychology.
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97% of Psychology majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *
Sample First Jobs
- Assistant Director, Busy Bee Child Development Center
- Behavioral Interventionist, Autism Spectrum Therapies
- Research Assistant, Boston Children’s Hospital
- Special Education Paraprofessional, Waltham Public Schools
- Talent Acquisition Operations Assistant, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Sample Graduate Schools
- Boston College
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Harvard University
- Northeastern University
- University of Pennsylvania
Wheaton Psychology majors are eligible for accelerated admission to the MA in Clinical Psychology program at Bridgewater State University.
*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 73% for the classes of 2014-2018
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