Parents of Undergraduate Students
Most parents worry about their children and we would never presume to tell you to stop. We do want you to know that we make every effort to help your child succeed at IIT and there are many resources here to support academic success including the counseling center, the disability resources center, the writing clinic and the tutoring center.
As well, we require all incoming undergraduate psychology majors to take a course called Introduction to the Professions to help students achieve a focus for their future. Psychology is a large disciplinary area from which students can work in almost any sector. Some areas, like law, medicine, and professional psychology require a graduate degree. Other areas like consumer research, marketing, university admissions, development, and child care do not. We believe that students should plan for a career, not a job and we actively work with them on this goal.
IIT may not be broadly known for psychology but we have been granting degrees in psychology for almost 100 years and within the profession our programs are well known. We have prominent faculty and nationally ranked programs that position us among the best. We offer applied experience and research training to all of our students. We encourage families to learn more about us, visit when you can, and above all, partner with us in supporting the success of your student.
Psychology Career Outlook
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