BA in Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Auburn University provides a sound basic introduction to this discipline. Well grounded in scientific foundations and yet, also, aware of our social responsibilities, our courses can provide you with new and fascinating understandings of human behavior.

Undergraduate degree offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology
    Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Elizabeth Brestan Knight, e-mail:

Curriculum Guide

Dr. Dan Svyantek, Chair, e-mail:

Department of Psychology
226 Thach Hall
phone: 334-884-4412
fax: 334-844-4447

Careers in Psychology

Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major. However, the following list contains a representative sample of job titles of former graduates with this major. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider.

Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors’ degree.

Related Career Titles for Psychology Majors

  • Account Executive
  • Activity Leader
  • Admissions Evaluator
  • Advertising
  • Art Therapist
  • Assistant Account Executive
  • Career Planning Professional
  • Child Psychologist
  • College Student Affairs
  • Community and Social Service Worker
  • Community Relations Director
  • Community Relations Rep
  • Counselor: Alcohol/Drug
  • Counselor: Guidance
  • Counselor: School
  • Counselor: Vocational
  • Copywriter
  • Corporate Merchandising Mgr
  • Corrections Officer
  • Correctional Caseworker
  • Counselor: Career
  • Counselor: Occupational
  • Cottage Parent
  • Creative Director
  • Crisis Intervention Counselor
  • Customer Service
  • Customs/Immigration Officer
  • EEO/AA Specialist
  • Employee Assistance Director
  • Employment Agency Counselor
  • Ergonomist
  • Expressive Therapist
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Health Club Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Hospice Coordinator
  • Hotel Management
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Human Resources Personnel
  • International Student Advisor
  • Job Developer
  • Junior Market Analyst
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing/Sales Manager
  • Media Buyer
  • Media Planner
  • Mental Health Coordinator
  • Minority Group & Race Relations
  • Motivational Researcher
  • Music Therapist
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Operations Manager
  • Personnel Assistant
  • Personnel Interviewer
  • Personnel Manager
  • Physical Therapist
  • Press Liaison
  • Prisoner Classification Interviewer
  • Probation Officer
  • Program Developer
  • Professional Employment Recruiter
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Public Health Statistician
  • Public Opinion Surveyor
  • Public Relations
  • Recreation Specialist
  • Regulatory Administrator
  • Sales Representative
  • Social Service Administrator
  • Social Worker
  • Sociologist
  • Statistician Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer/Communicator
  • Television/Media Research
  • Training & Development Professional
  • Wage/Benefits Analyst
  • Youth Corrections Officer

Last Updated: March 13, 2014