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Psychology is a science devoted to the study of how people and animals think, feel, and behave. Psychologists consider how biological processes and environmental influences impact behavior. The field of psychology integrates research and practice; that is, in addition to trying to explain behavior, psychologists are interested in applying the results of research to solve real-world problems.
What can you do with a degree in Psychology?
Career opportunities for psychology majors are diverse. Psychology majors receive training in how to analyze problems and how to evaluate and interpret data. In addition, they learn a great deal about human abilities and motivations. This training is relevant to employment opportunities in a range of fields, including social services, healthcare, education, and business fields such as sales and personnel. Many psychology majors go on to pursue graduate (i.e., post-B.A.) training in psychology, law, medicine, or education.