Psychological Science

Prepare yourself for a variety of career and graduate study options with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

In the Castleton University Psychology program, you will learn through the critique of classic and contemporary research and build your skillset through designing, conducting, and successfully presenting your own scientific research.

Graduates of Castleton’s Psychology program have gone on to successful careers in varying fields, including psychology, law, business, medicine, and social work. Others have furthered their education at the graduate level through Castleton University’s Master of Arts in School Psychology or other degree programs.

The benefits of a Psychology degree extend beyond your career aspirations. You will also gain personal insight by evaluating your own unique interests, abilities, and life goals.

Highlights of the Psychology Program

  • All students complete an independent psychology research study
  • Honors Program for students interested in pursuing advanced research under the close supervision of a faculty member

Career Opportunities with a Psychology Degree

Employment opportunities for psychologists are projected to grow by 14 percent from 2018-2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A degree in Psychology can lead to a variety of careers, according to Top Universities. Those opportunities include:

  • Counselor
  • Educational psychologist
  • Human resource manager
  • Media
  • Psychotherapist
  • Research
  • Social work
  • Teacher

Student Research

In addition to completing a research project as part of the major, students may complete additional independent studies, collaborate with faculty, and complete an honors thesis.

Psychology students have presented their research at regional, national, and international academic conferences. In addition, Castleton Psychology students can receive funding for research projects through the faculty-student research fund at Castleton.