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Psychology majors take a broad range of foundational course work and are expected to study selected aspects of psychology in depth. The coursework taken depends on the concentration that is being pursued. However, in addition to the courses for their degree program, all students will have to complete the general education courses required by the University.

What could I do with this major?

Those who graduate with a degree in psychology are prepared for careers as: professors/teachers, researchers, therapists and lawyers.

Graduates have also pursued an advanced degree at: Virginia Tech, Purdue University, James Madison University, Radford University, Marymount University and University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

What are recent graduates of this major doing?

Daniel Peterson '09, is a graduate student at James Madison University where he is pursuing a master's degree in behavior analysis.

Carrie Metzger '05, is a children's case manager for Citizens Against Family Violence in Martinsville.

Amanda Woodward Barber '03, is an intelligence analyst for SAIC (Science Applications International Cooperation), a government contractor.


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