As a contemporary science and applied profession, psychology represents a rational and systematic attempt to understand human behavior by studying the processes of development, perception, learning, motivation and thinking, and the relationship of these processes both to the physiological and social functioning of humans. As a psychology student you will study a broad coverage of the discipline, have the opportunity to utilize technologies and tools for research, and prepare for a graduate education or diverse career path all under the supervision of field leaders

Common employers

  • Touchstone Health Partners
  • Turning Point Center
  • City Year Teach for America
  • Colorado State University
  • US Air Force
  • Foothills Gateway
  • SummitStone Health Partners

Common job titles

  • Family Support Provider
  • Registered Behavior Technician
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Youth Advocate
  • Caseworker
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Direct Care Professional

Factors of success

  • Engagement with the CSU Career Center
  • Internship or research involvement
  • GPA
  • On campus employment

Career checklist

  • Go to the Career Center’s drop-in hours or schedule an appointment with a Career Educator to discuss what you should be doing to develop career skills. The Career Center is located at room 120 of the Lory Student Center. See or call (970) 491-5707 to see an advisor or to explore the many resources available. 
  • Log into Handshake, the CSU Career Center’s online location for on-campus jobs, internships, and careers. 
  • View possible concentrations with a psychology major:  
  • Join a student organization relevant to psychology:
  • Run for a leadership role in a student organization.
  • Update your resume and/or CV for internships or on-campus jobs.
  • Attend an appointment or drop-in at the Career Center to discuss job/internship search strategies and tips for interviewing. 
  • Apply for undergraduate internship options: 
  • Learn about options for graduate school in psychology by reading through this FAQ:  
  • Discuss the possibility of a senior thesis with a faculty member (good for those considering graduate school). 
  • If planning on attending graduate school, make an appointment with a Career Educator to create a plan. 
  • Update your resume and/or CV. 
  • Submit a poster presentation for a local conference (e.g., Rocky Mountain Psychological Association). 
  • Attend a mock interview session at the Career Center to prepare for the job search or graduate school interviews. 
  • Attend many networking events to meet employers and increase your chances of landing a job. 
  • Ask three professors and/or employers to be professional references. 
  • You may continue to use the Career Center for guidance! All services are still available to you at no cost for one year after graduation and for a small fee after that.