Change Lives with a Psychology Degree
B.A. in Psychology
Psychology is an extremely versatile degree. Whether you are interested in the scientific aspects of psychology or working with clients in the field, College of Saint Mary has the right psychology major for you. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology, most graduates pursue master’s degrees in counseling or social work or enter the workforce directly in areas of human services, business or healthcare settings. Psychology helps students develop a variety of skills, so they are well-equipped when going into the workplace. It teaches students oral and research skills as well as how to communicate, write and problem solve.
B.A. in Applied Psychology & Human Services
Our applied psychology & human services major trains you in the human services field while focusing on current social problems, cultural issues, counseling and basic research skills. Coursework provides a strong background in many areas of psychology and prepares you for professional positions where you work directly with clients. You’ll learn to use your empathy and understanding to help others.
Jobs & Career Outlook
As psychological and social problems increase in our society and around the globe, there is a significant and growing demand for professionals to help address complex problems like these. A few common jobs for those with a psychology degree include case managers, psychiatric technicians, career counselors, and rehabilitation specialists. Graduates can also find work in other areas including marketing, teaching, and childcare.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Clinical, Counseling and School Psychologists earn a median salary of $76,990/year or $37/hr. These job opportunities are expected to grow 14 percent (much faster than average) through 2028. Note: some jobs may require an advance degree.