Psychology Careers & Internships
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College of Arts & Sciences students can take advantage of individualized career coaching, with many resources to help them prepare for successful lives. Students with liberal arts degrees are highly sought after because they are educated to think critically and become problem solvers for 21st century issues.
- Advising and Resources Center
- Academic Advising
- Career Advising
- Graduate School Advising
- Advising Tracks
- Child Development
- Clinical and Counseling Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Human Resource Management
- Industrial-Organizational Psychology
- Integrated Social Studies and Psychology Double Major
- Marriage and Family Psychology
- Pre-Occupational Therapy
- Rehabilitation Counseling
- School Psychology
- Social Services
- Sports Psychology
- Career Planning
- Career Network
- Graduate School Preparation
- Summer Internships
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities
What is Psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes in both human and animal. Psychology is a broad discipline encompassing topics from the social sciences as well as the natural sciences, especially biology. Psychologists study the relationship between brain function and behavior, as well as the relationship between the environment and behavior. Because psychology is a science, psychologists follow the scientific methods of careful observation, experimentation, and analysis.
Psychologists may work in a variety of roles. For example, psychologists conduct both basic and applied research, serve as consultants, diagnose and treat people, teach future psychologists, test intelligence and personality, and work as health care providers.
Psychologists may work independently, as well as with other professionals such as physicians, lawyers, school personnel, computer experts, engineers, policymakers, managers, and other scientists.
Psychologists may work in a variety of settings such as laboratories, schools, universities, community health centers, prisons, corporate offices, hospitals, and courtrooms.
Career Paths with a Bachelor's Degree
There are many opportunities for individuals with a background in psychology, especially for those with graduate degrees. However, an undergraduate degree in psychology is good preparation for many other professions.
Employers are interested in the statistical and experimental design skills of psychology students, as well as the communication and interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, psychological knowledge, and computer literacy skills.
The purpose of the undergraduate program at Ohio University is to provide students with a well-rounded liberal arts education, with an in-depth study in psychology.
Become more involved in psychology or to learn about the profession:
- Visit the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.
- Explore resources in Psychology Department Advising and Resource Center.
- Join Psi Chi and/or the Psychology Club.
- Schedule a meeting with a Psychology faculty member to discuss the profession.
As students pursue a liberal arts education in Psychology and prepare for a career in a variety of settings, there are steps you can take to make yourself more marketable to potential employers, as well as to prepare for graduate school.
These other activities include:
- Work experience
- Volunteer positions
- Extracurricular involvement
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