Career Paths
Career Paths in Psychology

Whether you plan to enter the workforce after graduating or continue in academia, your bachelor’s degree in Psychology will provide you with a diverse and broadly applicable liberal arts education. Problem-solving, effective communication and teamwork, a background in statistical analysis techniques and critical thinking are important skills that prepare you for a broad range of careers in today’s world.


Career Resources

Career Counseling Library – Not sure where to begin?  Have an idea, but don’t know the next steps?  Make an appointment with a career counselor or take free assessments to help you get a head start on career planning.

Career Center – Ready to explore career fairs, the jobs database, and workshops to help secure an internship, externship, or a future job?  For  help writing a resume, cover letter, or improving upon interviewing skills visit the comprehensive services of the center.

O*Net Online – This Department of Labor sponsored site contains detailed descriptions of the characteristics of various work/careers.  Just type in psychologist in the Occupation Search and learn about the wide variety of psychology related occupations.

APA Careers: APA’s online career center has resources for job seekers as well as employers.


Considering graduate school in Psychology?

Here are answers to most commonly asked questions about the process of applying to graduate school.


How do I find a program that is right for me? – See this handy decisions tree, reposted from University of Houston Psychology website, to help you determine a route to your desired Psychology career.


What do I need to do to apply to graduate school? -  Typically you need to submit competitive GRE scores and GPA, official transcripts, a curriculum vita (CV), well-written personal statement(s), and letters of recommendation. You will want to check requirements for each school to which you plan to apply, but the above links to Cal’s graduate program will give you an idea of what to expect.