Psychology Major/Minor

Graduating with a psychology degree shows intrigue and curiosity, allowing you to pursue a variety of career opportunities — furthering your passion for the complexity of the human mind and the fascinating world of human behavior.

Explore how the mind functions in healthy individuals, as well as well as the causes and effects of abnormalities in brain function. Through experience in our three clinical labs, you can be confident that your degree has prepared you to help people find their way to greater wellbeing and fulfillment in everyday life.

Potential Careers

A bachelor’s degree in psychology provides a strong foundation for those seeking to attend graduate or professional school to pursue several potential careers*, including:

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Correctional officer
  • Counseling psychologist
  • Health psychologist
  • Industrial and organizational psychologist
  • Juvenile diversion case manager
  • Occupational therapist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Mental health and substance abuse counselor
  • Program evaluator
  • Research psychologist
  • School psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Sport psychologist

*Graduate level education (typically a doctorate) and state-issued licensure are required to practice as a psychologist.

High School Preparation

Biology, chemistry, community environmental studies, health science, mathematics, psychology, social science, and statistics.

Enhance Your Experience

Enrich your psychology degree by pursuing additional studies in education, sociology, and human services.

Pursue Graduate School with Your Degree

Go even further. Take the first step toward professional and graduate school programs with your psychology degree from Saint Mary’s. Psychology majors who graduate from Saint Mary's will find it easy to transition to the university's graduate programs, located in the Twin Cities and Rochester.

Pursue your passion with a graduate certificate in addiction studies, a master's degree in counseling and psychological services, marriage and family therapy, or Social Work, or a Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology.

Psychology Minor

Psychology minors supplement most any major in the liberal arts. A minor in psychology will provide foundational knowledge helpful to any student's post-graduate career.