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A degree in psychology can open the doors to a rewarding career where you can use your skills in understanding the human mind, as well as human behavior, thought, and feelings. You are given a broad-based education in methods, principles, and theories and will learn how to record, analyze, and interpret data.

At Parkside you have the opportunity to specialize in an area that you are passionate about when you chose from one of three certificates: Mental Health Skills, Human Measurement and Research, or Neuroscience. Whether you choose to complete undergraduate research with one of your professors or apply for an externship program where you are placed in a local nonprofit agency or hospital, you will gain hands-on experience. This will help you boost your resume and get you noticed by employers, or when applying to graduate school. Careers in psychology are projected to increase by 19% from 2014-2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ( If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference, this field may be a great fit for you.