The psychology program faculty members strive to prepare students in the broad field of psychology, emphasizing critical thinking, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Internships

All undergraduate psychology majors participate in an applied internship experience. These experiences help students develop essential professional skills, expand students’ professional networks, and promote career development. Applied experiences include internships such as conducting research with a faculty member, shadowing mental health rehabilitation specialists, co-facilitating support groups for grieving youth, shadowing intake assessment for early intervention services, and assisting with literary skills assessments and interventions in elementary, middle, and high schools.

Graduate School and Careers

Our graduates go on to pursue advanced education and careers in many different fields and industries. 

100 percent of 2015-16 psychology students were employed after graduation, according to our post-graduation survey.

Careers

Company Name Job Title Location
Springfield Commonwealth Academy Director of After School Activities Springfield, Mass.
Farm Credit Financial Planners, Inc. Business Analyst Agawam, Mass.
Gotham Surgical and Brace Associate Sales Representative New York, N.Y.
LEAP School PreK Teacher Sudbury, Mass.
The May Institute Special Education Instructor West Springfield, Mass.
The Ring's Preschool  Preschool Teacher Long Island, N.Y.
Big Rock Oyster Manager Harwich, Mass.

Graduate School

College/University Name Field of Study
American International College School Guidance Counseling
Bridgewater State University Counselor Education
Florida Atlantic University Counselor Education
Husson University Clinical and Mental Health Counseling
Springfield College Psychology

 

“My favorite part of being a psychology major has been the real life experience I was able to get in the field. I was able to work with mental health patients, grieving patients, and older and younger individuals. Every day of being in this program has reassured me that I am on the right path academically, professionally, and personally.” Mary Salvatoriello '17
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Studying Psychology at Springfield College