Help those in need

Helping the less fortunate. Concern for others.

As a USM psychology graduate, you’ll be prepared for careers designed to help those in desperate need.

In today’s market place, careers in the “helping professions” are among the fastest growing in the U.S. today. The University of Saint Mary Bachelor of Arts in psychology degree prepares graduates for a variety of rewarding careers, which include:

  • Case managers for public and private agencies

  • Mental health care

  • Criminal justice

  • Gerontology

  • Business management, education, and government

Some graduates jump immediately into careers in the mental health arena and social services, while others choose business, law, and education. Some head on to post-secondary graduate study in a range of fields including:

  • Psychology

  • Counseling

  • Social work

  • Law

  • Medicine

Many graduates earn salaries ranging from the mid $20,000s to low $30,000s, based on education and experience. Earning potential is significantly higher for USM graduates who earn a master’s degree or Ph.D. and become licensed therapists or counselors.


Tiffany Arrington - Class of 1996

USM Psychology major now a school psychologist for the Blue Valley School District.

"I was well-suited to Saint Mary, as I was involved in a variety of things, from theatre to athletics.

The close personal connections you made with faculty absolutely really still sticks out in my mind. I would always recommend Saint Mary to anybody. You develop solid skills that would carry you through either a graduate school or just a traditional professional career."