Wide Open Options
Today's psychologists can be found in exciting and unexpected careers - from corporate trainers, caseworkers, and market researchers to rehabilitation counselors, university admissions directors, and corporate CEOs. Psychologists are found in business, advertising, education, government, human resources, and the military - and their impact is seen on everything from jury selection and NASA cockpit design to toy advertising and software development. In other words, with a degree in psychology, professional options are wide open.
Undergraduate Programs with a Focus on Science and Technology
Our focus on science and technology helps our students develop valuable skills - such as research, data analysis, and critical thinking - that gives them a boost in the job market. When you know how to apply what you have learned, you're much more marketable. And with a background in scientific thinking, our students offer what today's employers are seeking - a smart employee who is an excellent problem solver.
Balanced Graduate Programs
The Department of Psychology offers graduate programs in clinical, industrial/ organizational, and Counseling and rehabilitation Science. All graduate programs offer didactic, research, and applied experiences, following the Boulder Model of Scientist/Practitioner Psychology Training. An objective of this approach is to provide breadth and depth of training that will comprehensively prepare graduates to function effectively in post-doctoral training, industry, health care, social services, and academia.
Unique Opportunities for Students
Our research and teaching strengths in clinical, rehabilitation and industrial/organizational disciplines earn accolades and national rankings. Strengths that afford both our graduate and undergraduate students unique opportunities for bridging business, industry, health care, and human resources, as well as individual and family life.
The Chicago Difference
The Department of Psychology offers the advantages of a small, profession-focused department in the setting of an expansive urban campus. Our location in the world-class city of Chicago offers our students countless opportunities to gain practical experience. From Fortune 500 corporations and city schools to medical centers and the renowned Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, our students have access to resources and networks that enhance their degree studies.