A psychology degree can take you anywhere
Whether you’re interested in a career in research, behavioral health, social work, counseling or some other profession, psychology provides excellent preparation.
Our psychology majors have a track record of success in multiple career paths (see Career Opportunities tab below). Consistently accepted to among the best graduate and professional schools, they’ve demonstrated their versatility by excelling in a variety of professions.
Want to be a writer or an attorney? You’ll need to ensure your words resonate. Are you a future business manager or consultant? You’ll have to understand what motivates people and how they interact in groups. These are just a few ways psychology is critical in many careers. For more, click here to access information on the American Psychological Association website.
Your faculty advisor will help you refine your interests and find a meaningful practicum or internship. You’ll design and conduct your own research and have the opportunity to present it at conferences.
Add another major or minor to gain complementary skills in areas such as management, neuroscience, a foreign language, mathematics, creative writing, health care studies, religious studies or one of our interdisciplinary minors. All of these add value to your psychology major and broaden your opportunities after graduation.
A Susquehanna education provides students with flexibility in coursework so they can conduct research, intern and study abroad. When it comes to your major, you’ll begin taking classes in your chosen program of study in your first year.
Here are some of the courses that psychology majors take in their first few semesters at Susquehanna.
- Principles of Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Social Psychology
Download the current course catalog on this page to see the full list of classes and course descriptions for Susquehanna’s majors.
Recent graduates have enrolled at:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Indianapolis
Kent State University
Chestnut Hill College
Penn State University
University of Missouri
Washington State University
East Tennessee State University
Saint Louis University
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pennsylvania
New York University
Bryn Mawr College
University of Connecticut
University of New Haven
West Chester University
University of Baltimore
Seton Hall University
University of South Carolina
Arizona State University
Recent graduates with a BA/BS in psychology have worked at:
Northumberland Children and Youth Services - caseworker
TEKsystems (IT staffing) - recruiter
Center for Social Development and Education (Boston) - research assistant
YP (phone apps) - digital marketing sales executive
PA Counseling Services - family based therapist
Inline Plastics - marketing communications coordinator
Nebraska Respite Network - coordinator of respite services
Community Hope (NJ) - behavioral health counselor
Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc - financial consultant
Geisinger Medical Center - research assistant
Northumberland County Juvenile Court - program coordinator
Philhaven Behavioral Health - therapeutic support staff
US Army - 2nd Lieutenant Infantry
Friedman LLP - HR assistant
PA State Correctional Institution - drug & alcohol treatment specialist
St. Luke's Hospital - geriatric mental health technician
Do I need a doctorate to get a job?
Only if you want one.
The doctorate is mainly for people who want to teach in a university, do grant-funded research, or specialize in a specific area of psychology.
Although many Susquehanna students have gained admission to doctoral programs, the large majority of careers in psychology require a bachelor's or master's degree instead.
With a psychology degree, it's not a question of what you can do, it's about what you're interested in doing.