University of Vermont

CAS Psychological Science Major

Psychological Science

Alumni with a degree in Psychological Science, formerly known as Psychology, pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Psychological Science.

Job Title

Career Industry

Registered Nurse Nursing
Consultant Consulting
Project Coordinator Higher Education
Probation/Parole officer Law Enforcement
High School Teacher Secondary Education
Chief Technology Officer Financial Planning and Management
Receptionist Clerical & Administrative Support
Buyer Retail
Vocational Rehab Counselor Counseling
Bookkeeper Accounting
Standup Comedian Entertainment
Human Resources Manager Human Resources
School Psychologist Education
Anesthesiologist Medicine
Hospital Administrator Healthcare Administration
Clinical Social Worker Social Services
Vice President of Imports and Exports International Commerce
Senior Quality Engineer Engineering
Pastry Chef Hospitality
Psychotherapist Psychology

Recent Employers

Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services Lucent Technologies
Hebrew Senior Life Institute for Aging Research Naples Nursing, Inc.
Alta Bates-Summit Medical Center Pinnacle Events
Copper Mountain Resort Dartmouth Hitchcock Research Center
Boston Children’s Hospital San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. Miramax Films
Goldman, Sachs & Company Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Psychological Science

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Use of logic to solve problems and make decisions
Ability to frame the central question and focus on the essential information

Concern for the well-being of others
Troubleshooting skills Understanding of group dynamics
Ability to mediate conflict

Ability to write and speak clearly and precisely
Active listener
Persuading others

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Interviewing experience
Comparing and evaluating theories and techniques
Relating theories to data collected

Developing theories and clarifying objectives
Defining problem areas
Designing new solutions to old problems

Ability to observe, analyze and interpret information
Organizational skills
Information gathering techniques

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Working in groups to solve problems
Empathy

Sensitivity to diverse points of view
Adherence to ethical guidelines and practices

Knowledge of human development and behavior
Analyzing behavior in order to understand individual difference

 

To learn more about majoring in Psychological Science at UVM go to: http://www.uvm.edu/~psych/

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