• 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
  • Kelsey Penny

    Kelsey Penny in India Photo
    Class of 2018
    Psychology Major
    Career goal: job in the psychology field
    Activity: 3-week visit to Tibetan settlement in Bylakuppe, India

    Kelsey Penny was among a small group of WSU students and alumni who went on a faculty-led trip to the Buddhist monastery, Namdroling, in India in May 2017. They collaborated with the monks and nuns to develop a class on cultural exchange. “Spending time in the Tibetan settlement and learning so much about Buddhism has sparked in me the interest to look deeper into the concept of mind,” she says.


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