Psychologists investigate and seek explanations for the behavior and mental life of individuals in addition to developing methods for promoting psychological well-being.

The Psychology curriculum explores such topics as how brain function determines behavior; how we see, hear, and learn; what constitutes abnormal personality; how people develop emotionally and cognitively; and how individuals work in groups. A background in psychology helps prepare students for careers in teaching and research as well as in business, public and social services, education, mental health, law, and medicine.

Job Titles

Advertising AssistantMarket Researcher
Affirmative Action OfficerMarketing Representative
Case WorkerMental Health Counselor
Child Development SpecialistOrganizational Psychologist *
College Admissions CounselorPharmacologist *
Corporate TrainerPhysician Assistant*
Corrections OfficerPre-Health: Medical, Dental, Vet
Criminologist *Psychiatrist*
Customer RelationsPsychologist *
Drug Abuse EducatorPublic Relations Assistant
Employment Counselor*Rape Crisis Counselor*
Forensic Psychologist *Research Assistant
FundraiserSocial Worker*
Guidance Counselor*Teacher *
Human Resources Manager *Victims’ Advocate
Labor Relations Specialist

Positions that require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by a (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including co-op and internships.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
 Arbour Health System North Suffolk Mental Health Assn.
 Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Vinfen Corporation
 McLean Hospital

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
Advertising/MarketingHigher Education
BiotechnologyHuman Services
Community HealthPharmaceuticals
ConsultingPrimary & Secondary Education
Criminal JusticePublic Relations
FinancePublishing
Government: Local, State and FederalRetail
Health CareScientific and Lab Research

Internships and Co-ops

These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

  • Child Care Worker
  • Client Services
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Research Assistant
  • Residential Counselor

Use NUcareersSimplyHired.comIndeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Careers in Advertising, Part 1

Careers in Advertising, Part 2

Careers in Non-Profit 1

Careers in Non-Profit 2

Careers in Non-Profit 3

Careers in Non-Profit 4

Careers in Non-Profit 5

Careers in Non-Profit 6

Careers in Public Health, Part 1

Careers in Public Health, Part 2

Careers in Public Health 1

Careers in Public Health 2

Careers in Public Health 3

Careers in Public Health 4

Careers in Public Health 5

Using Your Science Degree in Business

Using Your Science Degree in Business

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations & Activities

*For additional student organizations click  here.
*For additional student activities clickhere.

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.