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Overview
The student pursuing a BA or BS in psychology is provided with a background which can be of great value in dealing with the personal, social and vocational areas of his or her life. The course of study applies the scientific method to the study of the behavior of an individual and behavior between individuals. The understanding of such material can be directly related to a variety of vocational opportunities. In addition, students may take advantage of opportunities to work with faculty in research or in teaching to gain additional experience. Such experiences are especially helpful to those students wishing to pursue graduate education in psychology or related fields.

A bachelor's degree in psychology is useful in a wide number of occupations in business, education and industry. The range of positions obtained by graduates covers almost all occupations requiring direct personal contact with other people. Some examples are supervision, training, sales, public relations and interviewing. Also included are positions with city, state and federal agencies, and in applied research. Although there is no licensure or certification to teach psychology in the schools, it is possible to earn a teaching certificate or license in social studies education with endorsement in psychology while pursuing a major in psychology. Persons interested in such teaching should contact the Office of Professional Education. (See "Professional Education Programs" in the "College of Education" section of the Catalog.)

The department also offers courses in speech communication to enhance the student's ability to effectively communicate in the interpersonal, organizational and public contexts. Both conceptual knowledge and practical application are stressed to prepare students to begin careers in business and industry, or to enter graduate or professional schools.

Available Options
, B.A.
, B.S.


Occupations
Clinical Psychologists
Counseling Psychologists
Child, Family and School Social Workers

Industries
Leisure and Hospitality
Professional and Business Services
Education and Health Services

Recent OSU Graduates in
Salaries
Max: $75,000 |
Ave: $30,234 |
Med: $28,000 |
Min: $15,000


Employers
180 Medical
Campus Crusade for Christ
Cedar Creek
Cobb Engineering
College Ministry
Community Mental Health Center
CommunityCare of Oklahoma
Cru
Custer Road United Methodist Church
Deaconess Hospital
Department of Human Services
District Attorney's Council
Farmers Insurance
Hillcrest Medical Center
Kimray Inc
Kinder Care Learning Center
Lakeside Golf Course
LifeChurch.tv
Lindsey Management
Mercy Hospital
Mid-Con Energy Co
Nature's Supply LLC
Noble County Clerk
Pei Wei Asian Diner
Renaissance Managment Group
Roger Whitaker Construction
Sears
Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health Services
SMS Land Services
Southern Oklahoma Treatment Services
Starchasers Oklahoma
Therapy and Beyond
Tulsa Juvenile Affairs
United States Air Force
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Walt Disney Company
William Sonoma

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