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University of Rhode Island — Psychology
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Introduction to Careers in Psychology: Pathways to Success
What can I do with a bachelorís degree in Psychology?

One of the biggest advantages of the bachelor's degree in psychology is its adaptability to changing roles in an evolving world. A bachelor's degree in psychology offers students a solid educational background in traditional science and liberal arts. A small percentage of students find work directly related to psychology, such as research assistants, assistants in mental health facilities, and high school psychology teachers (with state certification). However, the study of psychology at the bachelor's level is also great preparation for many other professions, including human resources, sales, marketing, management, education, business, and administrative support. These stimulating career opportunities utilize the psychology major's interests and knowledge of human behavior that were gained through course work and experiences.

What can I do with an advanced degree in psychology?

When a student pursues graduate study in psychology, the basic education achieved in undergraduate study becomes integrated with the more in-depth knowledge, skills, and expertise that are necessary for success in one of many specializations in psychology. For instance, a master's or doctoral degree, and a license, are required to practice psychology. Please see our Graduate Studies Preparation page for important information about the admissions requirements for advanced degree training.

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