Psychology

Psychology is the study of the human mind and how it relates to behavior. K-State’s undergraduate major in psychology provides students with a broad liberal arts education and an understanding of how psychologists study behavior. A degree in psychology prepares students for graduate school as well as careers in a wide variety of fields, including social services and business. Psychology students may enter graduate or professional programs in clinical psychology, industrial/organizational psychology or experimental psychology. They may also pursue advanced degrees in fields such as social work, law, or medicine. In order to be a professional psychologist, a person must receive advanced training.

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Resources available in ACIC*

Career Paths in Psychology
Careers in Criminology
Careers in Social and Rehabilitation Services
Great Jobs for Psychology Majors
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Opportunities in Psychology Careers
Opportunities in Social Science Careers

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Related psychology links

K-State Psychology Department
http://www.k-state.edu/psych/

American Psychological Association
www.apa.org

American Psychological Association - Jobs for Psychology Majors
www.apa.org/ed/wanttobecome.html

Psychology Career Center - Career Guide
http://psychologycareercenter.org/

Online Psychology Career Center
http://www.socialpsychology.org/career.htm

Association for Psychological Science
http://www.psychologicalscience.org

ExploreHealthCareers.org
http://www.explorehealthcareers.org/en/Career.96.aspx