A psychology major provides excellent background for careers in business, law, medicine, seminary and education. Like a recent graduate who works for Lutheran World Relief as the fair trade projects coordinator, you can find a way to pair your psychology major with your interests and talents.
|Alliant International University, San Francisco||Minnesota State University Moorhead|
|North Dakota State University||Purdue University|
|University of Chicago||University of California – Berkeley|
|University of Iowa||University of Minnesota|
|University of Oregon||University of South Carolina|
Positions and Employers
|Clinical research coordinator at Menninger Clinic||Counseling, Juvenile Detention Center, Moorhead|
|Mental health counselor, Owatonna (Minn.) Hospital||Pharmaceutical fraud at the Department of Justice, Delaware|
|Researcher in neuroimaging lab at Hartford (Conn.) Hospital|
Students who study psychology also have pursued employment as school social workers, vocational training specialists and clinical mental health counselors.
Alexandra Benson '14
Master of Divinity Program at Luther Seminary
Psychology Major; Religion Minor
Concordia helped me learn to think critically and encouraged me to think deeply about the concept of vocation.
Taylor Schwartz '14
Doctor of Physical Therapy Student at Emory University of Medicine
Biology Major; Psychology Minor
The Concordia biology department is simply amazing. The curriculum is challenging, but the professors are always there to help when needed. They push you farther than you think you can be pushed and have words of encouragement along the way. Concordia has really taught me to explore the world and help others that are in need of my services. I couldn't have chosen a better school to prepare me for physical therapy school and for the real world.
Delson Saintal ’16
Fargo Police Academy
Psychology Major; Business Minor
A psychology major has prepared Delson Saintal well for a career in law enforcement.Read Story
Vanessa Castillo '16
Spanish and Psychology Major
Concordia has great study abroad programs here for Spain. Most colleges make you pay extra to study abroad, but at Concordia, it's the same tuition as you pay here plus a round-trip ticket. The Spanish professors are from different parts of the world, which exposes us to different accents and different cultures.
Elise Erickson ‘08
Physical Therapist at Courage Kenny Rehabilitations Institute
Biology and Psychology Major
A large part of the education I received at Concordia was outside of the classroom. I had the blessing of involvement in several campus leadership and service opportunities, which helped form my ambitions and allowed me to recognize my passion for serving others.
Samantha Lohse '14
Pursuing Doctor of Optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry
Biology Major; Chemistry and Psychology Minors
I enjoyed my experience at Concordia greatly. Getting to know my classmates, professors and staff at this school made my time so wonderful. Whether it was Student Environmental Alliance, Homecoming, Anatomy and Physiology, or a course to fulfill my core credits, I had an amazing time and I wouldn't trade it for anything!
Michael Larson '09
Director of Worship, Arts and Service at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Olympia, Wash.
Psychology Major; Neuroscience and Chemistry Minors
My liberal arts education and experiences at Concordia prepared me to see life as something to be investigated and lived, rather than a series of checkpoints on a planned path.
Megan John '13
Information Analyst at Enterprise Community Partners in Washington, D.C.
Psychology Major; Sociology Minor
My education in psychology laid the foundation of my dedication to scientific inquiry, attention to detail, dynamic writing ability and understanding of the human mind, and provided a unique perspective in my current career.
Mark Sundrud '00
Assistant Professor at The Scripps Research Center
Biology and Psychology Majors
My liberal arts background, I feel like, emphasized creativity and self-education, as opposed to just overloading me with facts to be regurgitated on tests. To this day, my successes in scientific research have been the result of my ability to think creatively about things that are not already known, and to design innovative experiments to test hypotheses.
Dr. Mikel Olson
Dr. Olson strives to provide a learning environment where students participate in diverse and dynamic classroom conversations about the impact faith has on their area of study.Video Profile
Lydia Griffin ’13
Master of Divinity student, Luther Seminary
Psychology Major; Religion Minor
I intend on using my knowledge that I’ve learned at Concordia and abroad to continue learning more about myself and share that with others to help people become more compassionate toward one another.
Graduate level work is not a prerequisite for employment after a B.A. in psychology. Many employment areas exist for the psychology program graduate; however, graduate schooling is recommended and even required for employment in many areas of psychology.Learn More