You’ve made an important decision for your future—you’re heading to college and you want to major in Psychology.
But what does it really all entail?
Upper Iowa University is here to help you explore why a major in Psychology can be a very rewarding career choice.
A Psychology major provides UIU students with the opportunity to study how thoughts, feelings, and motivations influence behaviors in individual and group relationships. You’ll learn about the origins and development of human behavior and mental processes as well as factors that can change those behaviors and processes.
A UIU Psychology major provides a good background for entry into a number of occupations and a wide variety of fields, including business, education, communication, human services, health and law.
Many Psychology majors choose to pursue graduate study in professional psychology—and the UIU Psychology program is designed to prepare students for this next step. Clinical psychology, counseling psychology, experimental psychology, and social psychology are some of the more popular psychology graduate programs.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts faster-than-average job growth for psychologists, with a 12% growth rate between 2008 and 2018. While salaries may vary, here are some average salaries for Psychology-related professions that have a strong, projected job outlook:
- School Psychologist - $64,140
- Clinical Psychologist - $64,140
- Counselor - $64,140
- Industrial-Organizational Psychologist - $77,000
For Psychology course descriptions and degree requirements at Upper Iowa University, check out the current psychology page and get started on the path to a rewarding career in Psychology.