Career Planning

Psychology provides an excellent foundation for many career paths. Some students who major or minor in psychology directly enter jobs in business, social services, and other fields. Some go on to professional training in medicine or law. Some choose to earn master’s degrees in education, social work, or counseling. Others enter doctoral programs in psychology and related fields.

The department and the university offer many resources to help you sort through your options. You’re welcome to talk with faculty advisers in our department as you think about your future -- and about how the choices you make now might relate to what you do when you leave Northwestern. Northwestern Career Advancement can also be very helpful in this process.