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Top Employers

Top employers of Chapman graduates from this program include: Kaiser Permanente, US Airforce, US Army, US Navy, US Veterans Affairs, Higher education institutions (Chapman University, Brandman University...) School Districts (Irvine, San Diego, Placentia-Yorba Linda, Tustin, Saddleback Valley, Moreno Valley, Long Beach...)

Career Paths

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Non-Traditional Psychology Careers


A degree in Psychology provides applicable skills to leverage across many positions and industries. However, here are some of the most common industries for Psychology program graduates:

  • Mental Health & Psychological Services
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Research
  • Non-Profit
  • Business
  • Sports & Entertainment

Next Steps after your Bachelor's

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Early Career Opportunities

A Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology provides a critical set of skills that can be utilized across various positions and industries.

With a bachelor’s degree, entry-level full-time roles will often include support to mental health professionals rather than providing actual treatment of advanced psychological services.

If entering the field of psychology, some students find that a graduate degree may be required to obtain their career goals.

Continuing Your Education

Popular Certifications

While each program in graduate degrees will often have their own board and licensure exams, there are a few certifications that are popular in addition to earning a bachelor or graduate degree.

Popular Master’s Degree areas

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology (MA or MS)
    • Most schools will have an emphasis, such as clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, sport psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, and much more (Check out  Chapman's Ed.S in School Psychology and MA School Counseling programs)
  • Master of Arts, Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) (Check out Chapman's MFT program)
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW)
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH)
  • Education Specialist (Ed.S)

Popular Doctorate Degree areas

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Psychology or similar field
    • Like master’s degrees, there will typically always be a specific area of study of emphasis
  • Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D)
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
    • Some who study psychology go on to medical school to become a medical doctor, who oftentimes will specialize in Psychiatry or another similar field.


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Heidi is available for appointments Monday-Friday between 9 - 5 

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Heidi Swanson
Crean College Career Advisor
Orange Campus: Crean Hall 138
Rinker Campus: Building 9401 Suite 297
(714) 997-6858

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