• Map Your Path to a Rewarding Career
    with a Psychology Degree

    Worcester is New England’s second-largest city and home to dozens of public schools, hospitals, health-care facilities, and social service agencies. At Worcester State, we work with local organizations that offer internships during which you can apply your classroom and laboratory training. These challenging real-world opportunities will help you sharpen your skills and gain valuable professional experience and contacts. They are why 83% of respondents to a survey of 2015 graduates said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment.

    Sample Internship Sites

    • Behavioral Concepts Inc.
    • Elder Services
    • Robert F. Kennedy Action Corps
    • Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
    • Area public schools to assist guidance and adjustment counselor

    Whether you choose to enter graduate school or the workforce after graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and practical experience you need to succeed. In fact, 91% of 2015 graduates who responded to the survey reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both. Our graduates have gone on to advanced study in fields like psychology, sociology, and law. Other alumni pursue careers in education, human resources, and mental health services. A bachelor’s degree in psychology enables you to earn a median annual salary that ranges from:

    Sample Graduate Schools

    • Anna Maria College
    • Assumption College
    • Clark University
    • Fitchburg State University
    • Framingham State University
    • Salem State University
    • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
    • University of Massachusetts Lowell
    • Worcester State University

    Sample Careers

    • Behavior specialist
    • Case manager
    • Counselor
    • Court advocate
    • Researcher
    • School psychologist
    • Teacher
  • Renee King

    Renee King Photo
    Class of 2012
    Psychology Major
    Career: Owner of The Queen’s Cups

    While psychology and cupcakes don’t seem like they’d necessarily complement one another, Renee King has found their unity to be another perfect ingredient for her business, The Queen’s Cups in Millbury, Mass. “I work with people daily, and deal with different personalities all the time,” she says. “I hear a lot of different stories from customers’ lives, and it gives me good insight into how to develop a relationship with them.”


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