A psychology major shares her research during Northwestern's Celebration of Research showcase.

Psychology programs

As a psychology major, you’ll study what it means to be a self-conscious creature (human, in other words) and how we learn, develop and relate to others—as well as how our psychological functioning is influenced by biology (nature) and the social world in which we live (nurture).

A degree in psychology is excellent preparation for careers in:

  • Community and social services
  • Counseling
  • Mental health

It could also prepare you for:

  • Human resources
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Sales