What will I do after graduation?
The flexibility in the requirements for a psychology major or minor permits you to select a course of study that is consistent with your educational, professional, and career goals. A large number of Denison psychology majors have pursued graduate training. Two recent studies, in fact, have ranked Denison in the top 20 (from among nearly 900 private undergraduate institutions) in the number of students who earned doctoral degrees in psychology.
Other students continue their education in programs such as physical/occupational therapy, social work, special education, city and regional planning, law, recreation, allied health, and labor and industrial relations. There are also increasing numbers of students at the bachelor's degree level finding interesting and stimulating careers in social services, human resources, business, teaching and research.
From recent graduating classes, students are pursuing masters and doctoral psychology degrees in the specialty areas of clinical, counseling, community, school, experimental, human factors, industrial/organizational, social/personality, biobehavioral, and neuroscience. Other psychology alumni are attending professional programs in medical school, law school, social work, special education, library and information science, audiology, criminology, rehabilitation counseling, and education. Still other alumni are engaged in human-service work through programs such as Peace Corps, Teach for America, City Year, and Lutheran Social Services.
Please explore the links below to learn more about graduate school and careers in psychology and related disciplines.