Psychologists study the human mind and human behavior. Research psychologists investigate the physical, cognitive, emotional, or social aspects of human behavior. Psychologists in applied fields provide mental health care in hospitals, clinics, schools, or private settings.
Psychology deals with the behavior and mental processes of humans and animals. Students who major in psychology have many different interests and backgrounds, but they do have in common an overwhelming desire to understand why people do the things they do.
Typical career interest areas may include clinical, industrial, educational, engineering, consumer, community, humanistic and experimental psychology. A major in psychology provides an excellent foundation for entry into employment or advanced training.
IU Southeast offers either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.
Interpersonal communication (oral and written)
Engage in ethical practice
Knowledge of human development and behavior
Able to observe, analyze, and interpret Information
Concern for and sensitivity to others
Critical and inferential thinking
Insight to deal effectively with people
Able to promote healthy relationships
Ability to resolve or mediate conflicts
Understanding of group dynamics
Click on one of the links to the right to find possible job titles, employers, and web sites related to this major.
Your major is not your career. Of course it can be.
A chemistry major can become a chemist, a history major can become an historian. But it is much more likely that your career choices will be enormously varied, and not tied to a specific major at all.
The 21st century workplace will challenge you to have many different jobs and most probably multiple careers. Your major will provide you a broad range of skills which will enable you to stay marketable in the fast-changing work world.
As you explore majors, be sure and take advantage of the following areas: college course bulletin, professors, upperclassmen, college alumni, family, friends and your Career Development Center Networking Program -- most importantly, don't panic! We're here to help.
In addition to the majors listed at the right, IU Southeast offers a number of certificate programs and academic minors to help students round out or expand their academic profile.
Learn more about our certificate programs and minors.