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Psychology Major

Career Options

Psychology combines the study of people with a focus on the analysis and interpretation of data, which provides an excellent foundation for a wide range of careers. Psychology students follow many different paths after they graduate. Some directly enter jobs in business, social services, and other fields. Some go on to professional training in medicine or law. Some choose to earn master’s degrees in education, social work, or counseling. Others enter advanced programs of study in psychology and related disciplines. Explore career paths, essential skills, and typical employers for psychology majors, and career guides from the American Psychological Association.

The SPS Student Services team is invested in preparing adult students to apply their Northwestern education to their next step of professional success. Bachelor’s degree students are encouraged to discuss their career goals with their academic advisers, who are available to help with job search strategies, resume review, and provide program-tailored career advice.

A range of career resources is available from SPS Student Services, and undergraduate SPS students also use advising, programming, and resources from Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA), the comprehensive career services office at the Evanston campus.

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