Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Careers in Psychology

What can I do with a degree in psychology?

Psychology is a broad field, offering a wide variety of opportunities depending on personal interests and aptitude. Many psychology graduates gravitate towards careers in human services, business, the public sector and education, among many others. While a bachelor's degree is an important first step, many psychology graduates carry on to master's and doctoral programs to achieve their desired careers.

Specific knowledge gained from a BA in psychology

  • An understanding of human behaviour
  • Experience in conducting and evaluating research
  • Analyzing statistical data
  • Professional writing and oral presentations

The specific knowledge gained from a BA in psychology may prepare you for graduate school (master's or PhD) or a career in the following areas (additional training required):

  • University professor
  • Psychologist
  • Counselling
  • Law school
  • Law enforcement
  • Public service
  • Human resources
  • Mental health and disability services
  • Addiction services
  • Research and statistics
  • Education

Please see Our Graduates to find out what our students are doing after completing their BA degree.

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