University of Mississippi



Psychology major Christin Gates—accepted to Harvard Graduate School of Education—credits professor Laura Johnson (right) for providing “the spark that lit the fire for me to expand beyond what I imagined was possible.”

After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology you may decide to continue your education and earn a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Psychology.

With a B.A. in Psychology you are also prepared to apply for jobs in a number of different areas.

The following web sites allow you to explore some career opportunities available at each stage of your education:

  • U.S. Dept. of Labor: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Psychologists
  • American Psychological Association guide to Careers in Psychology
  • Dr. Margaret A. Lloyd, of Georgia Southern University, has established a web site for the undergraduate psychology major. This site helps the student plan their time as an undergraduate, and provides Career Options.
  • Career Decision Tree for Psychology Majors (Dr. Retta E. Poe of Western Kentucky University, as modified by Hanover College)
  • Fifteen Careers in Psychology and Related Fields are described by Dr. Melissa J. Himelein (University of North Carolina at Asheville).  Several of these careers require a doctoral degree, many require a Mater’s degree, and several require specialized Bachelor’s degrees.