Psychology Degree Profile

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The psychology degree is one of the most popular degree programs in the world, however only about one-fourth of graduates continue on to pursue a career within their field of study. Available at most universities are both the bachelor’s of arts and bachelor’s of science degrees in psychology.Psychology Degree Profile

Common Specialized Degree Programs

Agency Counseling
Applied Work Psychology
Art Therapy
Clinical Psychology
Community Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Health Psychology
Industrial Psychology
Music Therapy
Organizational Psychology
School Counseling
School Psychology
Social Work
Sports Psychology
Average Salary

Entry level $34,000 to $62,000 mid-career

Degree Programs

A bachelor’s degree is required for entry-level work from a completion of between 120 and 128 credit hours depending on the university. However, most careers also require a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in a specialized area.

Best Psychology Programs
(According to U.S. News, 2005)

Stanford University
University of California Berkeley
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Yale University
Harvard University

Recommended High School AP Classes: Psychology

Careers Obtained with Psychology Degrees

Administrative Assistant
Advertising Copywriter
Affirmative Action Officer
Agency Counselor
Applied Work Psychologist
Art Therapist
Camp Counselor
Career Counselor
Case Manager
Clinical Psychologist
Community Counselor
Community Relations Officer
Counseling Psychologist
Customs Inspector
Daycare Center Supervisor
Director of Marketing
Director of Volunteer Service
Educational Psychologist
Forensic Psychologist
Guidance Counselor
Health Educator
Health Psychologist
Industrial Psychologist
Laboratory Assistant
Labor-Relations Specialist
Media Buyer
Music Therapist
Opinion/Survey Researcher
Organizational Psychologist
Political Advocate
Probation and Parole Officer
Psychiatric Assistant
Psychiatric Technician
Recreation Worker
Rehabilitation Specialist
Research Assistant
Sales Associate
School Counselor
School Psychologist
Social Worker
Sports Psychologist
Training Specialist
Urban Planning Officer
Vocational Rehabilitation
Notable Psychology MajorsJon Stewart Psychology Major

Claire Danes, Actress
Gloria Estefan, Singer and Songwriter
Hugh Hefner, Publisher
Jerry Bruckheimer, Producer
Jon Stewart, Television Host
Jyothika Saravanan, Bollywood Actress
Katherine Hepburn, Actress
Marcia Cross, Actress
Monica Lewinsky, Former White House Intern
Natalie Portman, Actress
Wes Craven, Director and Writer
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