A Temple University psychology degree can take you to a great internship and a rewarding career. Get to know some of your notable alumni—one day you might just join them! So make your declaration, review our application deadlines and learn how to apply!

Where Can a Degree in Psychology Take You?

Your Career Getting your psychology education is about more than getting your psychology degree. It’s about preparing for your future. Because the knowledge and skills you’ll learn as an undergraduate Psychology major (e.g., critical thinking, human behavior) are crucial to many disciplines, you’ll find yourself with a multitude of career and graduate study opportunities upon graduation. Psychology majors are often employed in management positions, real estate, sales, marketing, social services and labor relations. Many psychology majors also go on to graduate study in psychology or other fields, including law, medicine and business school.

The formal course Careers in Psychology teaches Temple Psychology students about their career options and provides advice for career decisions. This course encourages students to begin preparing for their career early during their undergraduate training so that they may maximally benefit from their undergraduate education.

Examples of internship settings include:

  • Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Kidsville Learning Center
  • PeopleShare
  • The Social Enrichment Center
  • Tuttleman Counseling Services

You can view a complete list of the Department of Psychology Internship Site Listings for the 2017-2018 year!

After graduation, our students pursue a diverse range of careers, such as:

  • Research Coordinator (BA)
  • Clinical Case Manager (BA)
  • Human Resources (BA)
  • Speech Pathology (MS)
  • Law School (JD)
  • Psychology (PhD)
  • Neuropsychology (PhD)
  • Medical School (MD, DO)

Notable Alumni

So many of our distinguished alumni have gone on to great accomplishments. The stories below feature some of our outstanding alumni who have risen to levels of professional acclaim and successes!

Alumni Spotlight

  • Beth Garrison
    Beth Garrison is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Behavior Specialist
    B.A. in Psychology from Temple in 2007

  • Syreeta Gary Washington
    Professor and Psychology Coordinator at Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC)
    B.A. in Psychology from Temple in 1998

  • Rolanda Findlay
    Lieutenant Commander (LCDR); Aerospace Experimental Psychologist
    B.A. in Psychology from Temple in 2004

  • Marcus Allen
    CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region
    B.A. in Psychology from Temple in 2001

  • Jonathan S. Comer
    Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University
    M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Concentration in Developmental Psychopathology from Temple

  • Wayne Mackey
    Postdoctoral fellow in David Heeger’s Computational Neuroimaging Lab at NYU
    B.A. in Psychology from Temple in 2012


Make Your Declaration

The College of Liberal Arts has the largest selection of academic offerings at Temple University. Our students have the flexibility to explore all of their interests from the humanities and social sciences to business and the media arts.

Deadlines

February 1: Freshman Application Deadline for Fall Semester
March 1: FAFSA Financial Aid Application Deadline
November 1: Transfer Deadline for Spring Semester
June 1: Transfer Deadline for Fall Semester