Planning for the Future

I want to pursue a career using the knowledge and skills gained as a Psychology major!  Where do I start?


First, visit the website for the UMW Center for Career and Professional Development!


You can book an appointment with a Faculty Career Coach, one of whom is Dr. Christine McBride, Psychology Professor!

A picture of Dr. Christine McBride

For information on booking an appointment, go here: Book an Appointment  You can contact the Center for Career and Professional  Development by phone (540-654-5646), email (, or via your Handshake profile.

What is Handshake?  It is an online tool designed to help provide career information, internship opportunities, employment opportunities, and career related events that are tailored to your major and interests.

Also, you can visit the center’s website page devoted to what students can do with a major in Psychology: What can you do with a major in Psychology?


Second, check out some of the resources we have on the UMW Psychological Science website:


Are you interested in entering the workforce after obtaining your bachelor’s degree?


Are you interested in attending graduate school to pursue an advanced psychology degree (for example, M.A., Ph.D, or PsyD)?


Are you interested in obtaining an advanced degree in health care (for example, human or animal medicine or nursing; physical or occupational therapy)?

Are you interested in pursuing a law degree?