Students graduating from Catholic University with a degree in Psychology possess excellent qualifications for jobs and advanced study in psychology. They also gain skills that are in demand in many other career areas. The competencies gained through our programs — interpersonal communication, engagement with ethical practice and standards, knowledge of human development and behavior, problem solving, interviewing techniques, critical and inferential thinking, ability to resolve or mediate conflicts, and understanding of group dynamics — are strengths that can be applied in any field.

  • The faculty and staff in the Psychology Department will guide you toward internships, career-oriented research opportunities, and graduate school possibilities.
  • The Center for Academic and Career Success will help you create a customized action plan, consider career options, work with you to develop your résumé and cover letter, and assist you with the job-search process.
  • Our active alumni network will help you make the connections you will need to get your career off to a great start.
  • The Psychology Department has curated a research website with on-campus and off-campus research opportunities, in addition to jobs and internships available within the field of psychology 

A recent survey of 2017 graduates found that 94 percent were either employed, in graduate school or volunteering, earning an average salary of $51,531 within six months of graduation. More than 80 percent completed at least one internship during their undergraduate experience, and more than half completed two or more internships. Learn more about student outcomes.

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