Career Options

The bachelor's degree in psychology provides solid preparation for work in a range of different areas. The knowledge you gain about perception, decision-making, motivation, communication, and other aspects of human behavior applies broadly to many fields. Most students who are interested in careers in the psychology field go on for further study in graduate school.  A Gettysburg psychology degree, with its emphasis on research and experimentation, provides an excellent foundation for graduate study.

Recent Gettysburg psychology majors are pursuing further studies at the following graduate and professional schools: 

  • Boston College
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Chatham University
  • Clemson University
  • Columbia University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Fordham University
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • Gettysburg Theological Seminary
  • Hofstra University
  • Immaculata University
  • James Madison University
  • Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • La Salle University
  • Loyola College
  • Millersville University
  • New York Medical College
  • New York University
  • Ohio University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Philadelphia Biblical University
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers University
  • Texas A&M
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • University of Virginia
  • Villanova University

 

Recent graduates:

  • Academic Instructor, Hempfield Behavioral Health
  • Advocate Assistant, Pinnacle Health
  • B.A. Level Psychological Counselor, SLS Health, Brewster, NY
  • Christian Counseling, Philadelphia Biblical University
  • Counselor, Abraxas Rehabilitation Center for Juveniles, South Mountain, PA
  • FBI work
  • Masters of Divinity, Gettysburg Theological Seminary
  • Mental Health Therapist, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
  • Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Paralegal, Weil, Gotshal, & Manges, LLP, Washington, DC
  • Police Office, Washington, DC
  • Research Assistant, Alleghany Singer Research Institute
  • Research Associate, NYC Criminal Justice Agency
  • Research Assistant, Philadelphia Children's Hospital, Center for Autism Research
  • School Counseling, MA Programs
  • Teach for America, Teacher
  • Two-year fellow at the NIAAA Lab of Behavioral Science and Genetics
  • Volunteer, One Laptop Per Child
  • Yale Children's Hospital, Patient and family support