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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

Academic Advisor

Admissions Counselor

Advocacy Counselor

Agency Director

Case Manager

Child Psychologist

Developmental Disability Specialist

Eligibility Specialist

Family Therapist

Foster Care Specialist

Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

Marriage Counselor

Mental Health Therapist

Non-Profit Administrator

Probation/Parole Officer




Public Health Administrator

Recreation Worker

School Psychologist

Student Affairs Administrator

Substance Abuse Counselor

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Welfare Counselor

For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Professional Associations & Additional Career Information

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

American Counseling Association

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Society

Association for Behavior Analysis

Association for Psychological Science

Encyclopedia of Psychology

National Board for Certified Counselors

Psi Chi: The International Honor Society in Psychology

Psych Web

Psychology from Career Cornerstone

Society for Human Resource Management

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Social Psychology Network

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 College Central Network, 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

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 Department of Social Services - The Office of Legal Counsel Regulations and Administrative Hearings Internship

Connecticut Junior Republic - Part-time Clinical Coordinator

CW Resources, Inc. - Employment Specialist

Hispanic Recruitment Services, Inc. - Human Resources Internship - 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

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 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 Program