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Careers & Beyond

Psychology is best viewed as a pre-professional program. To truly gain employment as a psychologist requires an advanced degree (i.e., a minimum of a master’s degree). Accordingly, we view our primary objective as preparing students for graduate study, and we have achieved outstanding success in our primary mission, placing students in a wide variety of graduate programs in psychology and related fields and at a wide array of schools.

On the other hand, some students choose to not pursue graduate study, and have been able to find work in related fields, such as:

  • Human resources
  • Management
  • In-take counseling
  • Research

Internship Opportunities

Students are typically eligible for internships during either the junior or senior year; however, in order to actually receive an internship, students are first evaluated by the program’s faculty in order to determine their readiness for an internship and to achieve the best match between student and placement site.

In the past, students have completed internships with local agencies including:

  • Behavioral Medicine Unit
  • East End Community Center
  • James H. ”Tiger” Morton Juvenile Detention Center
  • Thomas Memorial Hospital
  • YMCA men’s shelter
  • YWCA Sojourners (women’s and children’s) Shelter

Employers/Careers of Recent Graduates

  • Braley and Thompson, Inc.
  • Edvantia 
  • Manpower, Inc.
  • Thomas Memorial Hospital, Behavioral Medicine Unit

Graduate Schools/Programs Attended by Recent Graduates

  • Appalachian State, Organizational Psychology, M.A.
  • John Jay College, CUNY, Forensic Psychology, M.A.
  • La Salle (Pennsylvania), Clinical Psychology, M.A.
  • Marshall University, Various Programs
  • Radford University, Social Work, M.S.W.
  • University of Akron, Social Work, M.S.W.
  • University of Cincinnati, Social Work, M.S.W.
  • University of Kentucky, Social Work, M.S.W.
  • West Virginia University, Various Programs
  • Xavier (Ohio), Clinical Psychology, Psy.D.

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