About the Psychology Program

Students who pursue a psychology degree have the opportunity to enroll in courses that critically explore each sub-field. For example, some courses offered in our department include:

  • abnormal psychology
  • biopsychology
  • human sexuality
  • the psychology of law
  • social psychology

Psychology Major (Research Track)         Psychology Major (Applied Track)      Psychology Minor

Real World Experience

All students are required to do one professional internship, but many of our students elect to complete two. Student completing the psychology major (applied track) are required to participate in two internship experiences. Our students have interned at:

  • Burrell Behavioral Health
  • C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue
  • Cox Health Psychiatric Unit
  • Family Violence Center
  • Federal Public Defender’s Office
  • Juvenile Justice Center
  • Mercy Marian Center
  • Missouri Board of Probation and Parole
  • Planned Parenthood
  • U.S. Marshals Service

Where students have most recently interned

What happens after graduation?

Upon graduation, nearly 100% of our students who apply are accepted to attend graduate, law, or medical school Recently, our students have chosen to study at such places as:

Students continue their studies at top colleges and universities.

  • American University
  • George Washington University
  • King’s College in London
  • Purdue University
  • Sam Houston State
  • Suffolk University
  • University of California-Davis
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Washington University

Careers in Psychology

The Department of Labor continues to list psychology as a growth field in terms of employment opportunities. Although some forms of employment in psychology require a graduate degree, those who obtain undergraduate degrees readily find employment in a diverse range of settings. Psychologists are employed in corporations, law enforcement agencies, court-related agencies, hospitals, mental health clinics, research laboratories, schools and many other types of organizations.  

To learn more about employment opportunities, you may find the Careers in Psychology website helpful. Each sites explores job opportunities related to sub-fields within psychology:

  • behavioral neuroscience
  • biopsychology
  • clinical psychology
  • cognitive psychology
  • developmental psychology
  • experimental psychology
  • industrial/organizational psychology
  • social psychology

Visit the Missouri Employment page for jobs within the state of Missouri.

Those who are interested in obtaining employment within specific agencies should locate websites for those organizations. In some instances, you may acquire information that will guide your selection of coursework and thereby help you gain a more competitive edge once you have completed your undergraduate or graduate degree.