What You Can Do
An undergraduate degree in psychology opens doors to a variety of career opportunities, both in psychology and in other fields. Just some of the careers include:
- Counselor’s assistant
- Social worker
- Administrative manager
- Program and project manager
- Human resource manager
- Sales associate
It’s important to note that an advanced degree is required for many careers in psychology. The University of Idaho offers two master’s degree programs:
Industrial / Organizational – Here you’ll explore and develop practical solutions to improve personnel selection, training, work motivation and individual and team performance, performance appraisal, leadership and job attitudes.
Human Factors – Here you’ll explore how humans interact with their environment, including products, computers and technology. Areas of study include Human-Computer Interaction and Ergonomics and Biomechanics. In this program you will explore user models, technology design and display usability, and software development. As you can imagine, graduates with this type of advanced degree are in high demand by technology companies, such as Apple, Nintendo, Motorola and Microsoft.
There’s no doubt that graduates with a psychology degree are in high demand. You can find them working in diverse positions at laboratories, hospitals, courtrooms, schools and universities, community health centers, and prisons. Many of our students also find jobs in administrative support, public affairs, education, business, sales, service industries, health, biological sciences, and computer programming.