Psychology - Southwestern Illinois College


The goal of the psychologist is to predict, explain, and understand people’s behavior. Those who major in psychology often go on to pursue graduate study in psychology, which leads to careers in teaching, research, counseling. For instance, many who study psychology become counselors, sometimes in educational or social welfare organizations, but also with employment agencies, industry and business, hospitals, and other organizations that employ or work with many people. Psychology as a minor is excellent for business majors, teachers, sociologists, and others whose careers revolve around their relationships with people.


Those who major in psychology can pursue a variety of careers including:

  • Academic psychologist (research and teaching at an institution of higher learning)
  • Practicing clinical psychologist
  • Counselor/therapist
  • Industry and Business
  • Industrial-organizational psychologist
  • School psychologist
  • Statistical consultant


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