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.




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 *

Recent Graduates

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


Offered by the Psychology department.