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Reinhardt University offers a
Bachelor of Science in Psychology through the School of Mathematics and Sciences. You will enjoy studying psychology because our faculty likes what they do and they look forward to sharing in your academic development! The faculty will work hard to help you gain the critical skills which give you an advantage in the job market. You will complete a research component and also study ethics. Employers are thrilled to hire a Reinhardt graduate who already has some research experience; it serves them well!


Are You Ready To...

• Help others at a shelter, prison,
special education classroom or
another site for a hands-on
• Conduct and present research
• Study ethics


It Helps To Be...

• Good at science, math, critical
reading, and writing
• Genuinely interested in helping
• Emotionally mature and stable
• Excellent with communication
• Willing to keep learning new
• Flexible


Work Environment

Research psychologists spend
most of their time in offices and
labs. Others may work in a variety of settings or travel between schools. Work hours vary depending on circumstances and the needs of their customers. They may work regular office hours or do some evening and weekend work as well.


Knowledge Base

With a strong background in
research and the scientific
method, a Psychology major
pursues a field of study that
seeks to educate, communicate,
and resolve many of the problems surrounding human behavior.


Employment Websites

American Psychological

Careers In Psychology

American Counseling Association

National Board for Certified

American School
Counselor Association

American Psychiatric Association

American Neurological

Learn Psychology

What Can I Do with A Degree in Psychology?

Psychology combines humanities and science. Psychologists try
to discover why certain people react to certain aspects of society and the world at large in a certain way, and from those reactions, they try to deduce something about the biology of our brains and the way the environment influences us. If you major in Psychology, you'll look for the essence of why people are the way they are, from their personality type to their sexual orientation. Within this broad framework, Psychology majors focus on such features of the human mind as learning, cognition, intelligence, motivation, emotion, perception, personality, mental disorders, and the ways in which our individual preferences are inherited from our parents or shaped by our environment.

Related Careers

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Admissions Counselor

Guidance Counselor


Advertising Manager

Hospital Administrator


Business Manager

Human Resources Admininstrator

Public Relations Manager

Career Counselor

Labor Relations Specialist

Rehabilitation Counselor

Child Welfare Worker

Market Research Analyst

Sales Representative

Clinical Researcher

Marriage Counselor

Social Worker

Community Service Agency Director

Mental Health Worker

Speech Pathologist

Crisis Counselor

Nursing Home Administrator

Substance Abuse Counselor

Personnel Manager

Youth Counselor


Potential Employers

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Mental Health Clinics

Correctional Facilities


Private Practices

Rehabilitation Centers


Business and Industrial

Post-Secondary Institutions

Adoption and Child
Care Agencies

Labor Unions

Radio and TV Stations

Advertising AgenciesManagement

Consulting Firms

Real Estate Agencies


Market Research Firms

Foreign Service

Religious Organizations

Resort Hotels


Financial Service Companies

Personnel Agencies

Social Service Agencies

Publishing Companies

Substance Abuse Clinics

Civil Rights Commission

Division of Addiction Services

Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Consumer Affairs

National Council on Disability

Deptartment of Military and Veterans Affairs

County Probation Department

National Science

Peace Corps/Ameri-

Division of Youth & Family Services

Council on Developmental

U.S. Department of Education

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Department of
Children and Families

U.S. Department of
Health and Human

Federal Communications

Department of
Community Affairs

U.S. Department of


• Visit the Career & Professional Development Services department in the Hasty Student Life Building and explore your career and intern potentials through CCN and FOCUS
• Obtain related experience in any type of “helping” role, as many entry-level positions in the helping professions require one year of related experience, which can typically be fulfilled through volunteer work, internship, or part-time work
• Gain proficiency in a second language; Spanish is particularly useful
• Consider a graduate degree in psychology, counseling, or social work for high­level client contact or advancement into administrative work

Campus Contacts

Dr. Katrina Smith
Psychology Program Coordinator

Dr. S. Beth Russell
Associate Professor of Psychology
Office: 770-720-5975

Career FairFor more information

Peggy Collins Feehery
Director of Career and Professional Development Services
Hasty Student Life Center, Room 301
Office: (770) 720-5548
Fax: (770) 720-9105

Career Services Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.