Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience

Overview

Psychologists investigate and seek explanations for the behavior and mental life of individuals in addition to developing methods for promoting psychological well-being.  The Psychology curriculum explores such topics as how brain function determines behavior; how we see, hear, and learn; what constitutes abnormal personality; how people develop emotionally and cognitively; and how individuals work in groups. A background in psychology helps prepare students for careers in teaching and research as well as in business, public and social services, education, mental health, law and medicine.
Behavioral Neuroscience focuses on the biological basis of human behavior. The program combines the disciplines of psychology and biology to provide an understanding of how the behavior of humans and other animals is controlled by physiological systems.

Department Website

Department of Psychology

Job Titles

Advertising Assistant Market Researcher
Affirmative Action Officer Marketing Representative
Case Worker Mental Health Counselor
Child Development Specialist Organizational Psychologist *
College Admissions Counselor Pharmacologist *
Corporate Trainer Physician Assistant*
Corrections Officer Pre-Health: Medical, Dental, Vet
Criminologist * Psychiatrist*
Customer Relations Psychologist *
Drug Abuse Educator Public Relations Assistant
Employment Counselor* Rape Crisis Counselor*
Forensic Psychologist * Research Assistant
Fundraiser Social Worker*
Guidance Counselor* Teacher *
Human Resources Manager * Victims’ Advocate
Labor Relations Specialist

Positions that require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by a (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including co-op and internships.

Employers

 Arbour Health System  North Suffolk Mental Health Assn.
 Big Sister Association of Greater Boston  Vinfen Corporation
 McLean Hospital

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major:

Advertising/Marketing Higher Education
Biotechnology Human Services
Community Health Pharmaceuticals
Consulting Primary & Secondary Education
Criminal Justice Public Relations
Finance Publishing
Government: Local, State and Federal Retail
Health Care Scientific and Lab Research

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities:                                                                                                                                                     Child Care Worker

Client Services

Mental Health Worker

Research Assistant

Residential Counselor

Use HuskyCareerLink, SimplyHired.com, Indeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings. 

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

 

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

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