What Can I Do With A Major In Psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of human or animal mental functions and behaviors. Students studying psychology attempt to understand the role of mental functions, both normal and abnormal, in individual and social behavior, while also exploring underlying physiological and neurological processes. Because it considers the mental, attitudinal, motivational, and behavioral characteristics of individuals, psychology has many subdivisions and areas of specialization and is a more complex field than many realize. Among the major sub-branches within psychology are behavioral neuroscience, cognitive, clinical, educational, social, developmental, and organizational psychology, as well as psychometrics and statistics.
As part of their undergraduate program here at CCSU, all psychology majors conduct a research project in addition to declaring a minor. As psychology is a person-centered science, all students in the program are strongly encouraged to complete an internship with a local community agency prior to graduation.
Visit CCSU’s Psychology Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
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Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities
Psychology majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunities where the employer was specifically looking for psychology majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.
Ability Beyond Disability - Assistant Residential Manager
Advanced Behavioral Care, LLC - Direct Service Professional
Capitol Region Education Council - Residential Counselor
Central Area Health Education Center - Summer Institute Instructor, Youth Health Service Corps & Health Careers Coordinator,
Collegiate Health Service Corps - Volunteer & Service Experience, Americorps State
Member - Youth Health Service Corps Coordinator
Clean Water Action - Global Warming & Clean Energy Internship
Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc. - Bilingual Case Manager, Job Developer/Employment Specialist
Connecticut Department of Revenue Services - Training & Development Internship
Connecticut Junior Republic - Part-time Clinical Coordinator
Connecticut Voices for Children - Policy Fellowship
CW Resources, Inc. - Employment Specialist
Hispanic Recruitment Services, Inc. - Human Resources Internship
ICMediaDirect.com - Human Resources Internship
JOBPRO - Human Resources Assistant
Killingly Public Schools - School Psychologist
Kuhn Employment Opportunities, Inc. - Employment Specialist for the Rushford Program, Employment Specialist for the DMHAS Program, Bilingual Employment Specialist
MassMutual Financial Group - Selection Support Consultant
Mount Saint John - Behavior Support Counselor, Residential Treatment Counselor, Clinical House Manager
Oakley Law Offices - Social Worker Internship
Simsbury Public Schools - Afternoon Assistant
State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management - Legislative Internship, Staff Development Internship
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary - Assistant Camp Director
The Bridge Family Center, Inc. - Part-time Group Leader, Site Coordinator - After School Enrichment Program
The Children's Home of Cromwell, Inc. - Teacher Support Specialist, One to One Aide, Residential Counselor
The Devereaux Glenholme School - Boarding Faculty (FT) - Direct Care
United Health Group - Client Service Analyst
Wheeler Clinic - Care Coordinator, Intervention Specialist, Crisis Clinician, Supervisor for the MDFT Program, Domestic Violence Group Facilitator, Program Manager: Youth Equipped for Success (YES!), Family Support Specialist, Case Manager: LifeLine, Counselor: Reconnecting Families, Clinician: Extended Day, Direct Care Counselor, Clinician: Multi Systemic Therapy, Clinician: Family Support Team, Compliance Specialist, Telephone Counselor, Group Facilitator, Clinician: Adult OP Substance Abuse, Group Facilitator: Family Violence Education, Group Facilitator: Parenting Education, Crisis Clinician: Community Response Team, Court Liaison, Employment Specialist, Manager, Community Service Coordinator, Associate Director: Children's Outpatient Services
Windham Public Schools - School Psychologist
YMCA of Greater Hartford - School-Age Child Development Program, Assistant Director for Kindergarten Care