After completing a baccalaureate degree in Psychology students are prepared to pursue a wide variety of options.  Some careers that former students in Psychology from Iowa State have pursued include:

· paraprofessionals in hospitals and clinics
· counselors in federal, state, and local mental health, correctional, recreation, rehabilitation,
  and social service agencies
· industrial selection and training personnel industrial relations
· sales and advertising representatives
· technical writers/reporters
· research assistants
· general managerial positions

Many students combine their psychology degree with another major (26%) or a minor (56%).  These students often complete courses in the following fields:

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Human Development & Family Studies




Premedical and Preprofessional Health Programs (if interested in med school and/or psychiatry, nursing, occupational therapy, etc.)

Pre-Law Programs


A diversity of experiences through coursework, research experience and fieldwork placements can help better prepare students for a wide variety of careers.  Many students also choose to pursue a higher degree of education through graduate and professional programs to enter careers requiring specific training, such as Psychiatry, Counseling, or researching for private or government-run organizations.

Psych Career Information

Grad School Preparation