Psychology Careers

If  you are interested in pursuing counseling psychology or other forms of mental health counseling, you will need to complete a graduate-level psychology program to earn credentialing. The psychology major at Cornell College has a strong focus on research and gives you the option to pursue the psychology specialist concentration which is specifically designed to prepare you for the rigors of graduate course work.

If you are interested in stepping directly into a community helping field like career counseling or student services, you can complete the track focused on psychological services and be ready to enter your career upon graduation.

Alumni careers

A few of the locations where recent graduates are working include:

  • Issue resolution analyst, Western Paper Distribution, Denver (Class of 2015)
  • Behavioral health specialist, Four Oaks, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Class of 2015)
  • Director of wellness services, Trine University, Davenport, Iowa (Class of 2013)
  • Senior specialist, Healthcare Program Development and Implementation, Target Corporation, Minneapolis (Class of 2013)
  • Treatment counselor, Tanager Place, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Class of 2012)
  • Shelter care specialist, Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center, Aurora, Illinois (Class of 2012)
  • Rehabilitation technician, Athletico-Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, LLC, Morton Grove, Illinois (Class of 2012)
  • Genetic counselor, department of pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa (Class of 2012)
  • Associate consultant, KPMG India, Mumbai, India (Class of 2011)
  • Living wage program administrator & contract compliance officer, City of St. Louis (Class of 2011)
  • Therapist, Prairie Care, Lino Lakes, Minnesota (Class of 2009)
  • Support specialist, United Cerebral Palsy, Mount Vernon, Iowa (Class of 2008)
  • CMO/Partner, HPR Marketing, Chatham, Illinois (Class of 2006)
  • Owner and counselor, Human Growth, Eagle, Idaho (Class of 2003)

Graduate schools attended

  • Ph.D., neuroscience, the University of Utah (Class of 2015)
  • M.A., clinical mental health counseling, University of Northern Iowa (Class of 2014)
  • Ph.D., social psychology, Iowa State University, Ames (Class of 2013)
  • Ph.D., biochemistry and molecular biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston (Class of 2013)
  • M.A., genetic counseling, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Class of 2012)
  • Ph.D., clinical psychology, Arizona State University, Tucson (Class of 2012)
  • M.A., applied sociology, University of Massachusetts Boston (Class of 2011)
  • Ph.D., marriage and family therapy, the University of Iowa (Class of 2011)
  • M.A., industrial organizational psychology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls (Class of 2009)
  • M.S., mental health counseling, Missouri State University, Springfield (Class of 2009)
  • Ph.D., counseling psychology, University of Missouri, St. Louis (Class of 2008)
  • M. A., health and policy management, Emory University, Atlanta (Class of 2008)
  • Ph.D., pathology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (Class of 2004)