Career Options for a B.A. in Psychology
The study of psychology entails an examination of the human condition that is relevant to many occupations. UMKC psychology undergraduates receive a broad-based training that exposes them to a wide variety of areas. This training provides adequate preparation for entry-level positions in diverse fields.
The following table shows a sampling of 20
diverse employment opportunities available for graduates with bachelor's degrees
in psychology. Click each occupation to find out information about job
characteristics, employment projections, and career preparation.
For students interested in pursuing a career in the field of psychology, a psychology major is a logical starting point. It is important to note that many professional opportunities in psychology (e.g. psychologist, school counselor, rehabilitations counselor, neuropsychologist, etc.) require advanced education in the form of a master or doctorate degree. Students who wish to pursue a career in psychology are advised to prepare for graduate study. The psychology major at UMKC offers a solid educational foundation for students who plan to work toward advanced degrees in this field.
If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology, there are many steps involved in the process. The American Psychological Association (APA) has developed a video series that steps students through each stage of the graduate application process.
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