Please visit the Psychology major page for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.

Field of Study: The study of human and animal behavior and the psychological, social, and biological processes related to their behavior.

Post-Graduate Occupations of Past Psychology Majors

  • Lab Managers
  • Criminal Analysts
  • Education Innovators
  • Real Estate Agents
  • HR Consultants
  • Counselors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Advertising Directors

Professional Associations

Build Your Resume

Don't forget to pursue opportunities outside of your schoolwork. Your major is one of many lenses you might use to look at possible careers.  Explore UVA Career Center resources on internships, externships, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities. Actively participating in these experiences can help clarify current goals and future interests, while building skills that employers want. Below are some ideas on how you can enhance your resume:

  • Obtain practical experience through summer or part-time jobs
  • Gain volunteer experience
  • Cultivate desire to help others
  • Take courses to build counseling-related skills
  • Learn a second language
  • Be willing to relocate
  • Consider a graduate degree
  • Pursue research experience through faculty projects or independent study
  • Develop strong quantitative and statistical skills
  • Obtain a teaching certificate
  • Gain experience working with children and other age groups

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