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Why do people do what they do? Psychologists study how physical and mental processes govern human behavior and relationships.
Why Study Psychology: Any career entails developing and maintaining relationships with coworkers, managers, customers, patients or students. Interpersonal relationships help to define human life. What better way to prepare than to understand the “why” behind the behaviors in these interactions? A degree in psychology gives students a foundation to do just that, while opening doors to further education.
A Student’s Perspective
“The Psychology faculty…make learning about the human mind and behavior fun and exciting. They prepare you for a rewarding career in the field of psychology, as well as give you the tools for your own personal growth…”
Amanda Browning, GPC 2009
Most job opportunities in Psychology require a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Psychologists can work in a traditional role -- with a professional practice and clients that come for counseling -- but Psychology also provides a strong foundation for other occupations, including:
Law and criminal justice
The demand for psychologists is expected to see continued growth. The median annual income varies according to academic degree and specialty. The 2008 median income range was $64,140 to $77,010. For potential salary and wage information, visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website.