To be a "psychologist," you must have a doctoral degree in psychology because the work psychologists do requires much more education and training than can be learned in undergraduate course work. Even so, many jobs are open to people who have a BA in psychology.

The Psychology Department prepares undergraduate psychology majors for jobs in Social Services, Mental Health Services, Health & Medical Services, Business & Industry, College Student Services, Elementary & Secondary School Services, Religious Ministries, and Law & Criminal Justice and teaches students skills necessary for successful employment.

Online Psychology Career Center

* indicates job generally requires at a master’s degree
** indicates job generally requires a Ph.D.

Social Services Mental Health Services
Childcare Worker
Foster Care Worker
Volunteer Coordinator
Activity Director 
Mental Health Services
Mental Health Worker
Therapist *
Clinical Psychologist**

Health & Medical Services
Medical Technician
Psychiatric Aide
Child Life Specialist
Physical Therapist*
Occupational Therapist*
Health Psychologist**
Business & Industry
Personnel Manager
Productivity Consultant
Sales Representative
Market Researcher
Customer Relations Representative
Quality Control Analyst
Risk Analyst*

College Student Services
Program Coordinator
Career Counselor
Financial Aid Consultant
Residence Director
Admissions Officer

Elementary & Secondary Student Services
Guidance Counselor
Substance Abuse Trainer
School Social Worker*
School Psychologist**
Religious Ministries
Youth Worker
Program Coordinator
Pastoral Counselor*
Law & Criminal Justice
Corrections Officer
Probation Officer
Investigative Officer
Juvenile Counselor
Forensic Psychologist**
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
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