The Ohio State University at Marion

Psychology at Ohio State Marion

Career paths to take with an Psychology degree...

Clinical Research

Emily Meadows ('13), Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology and Intern at Youth Opportunity Center, Muncie Indiana

“Overall, my training and experience in applied psychology and social and behavioral research have been essential for designing and conducting empirical psychological research studies, mentoring undergraduate and incoming graduate students, as well as working with at-risk
youth and their families.”

Child Psychologist

Ashley Kroon Van Diest ('08), Pediatric Psychologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

“The foundation of my research skills was formed through course work and
research done with the psychology professors at Ohio State Marion.”

Hospital Advisor

Amy Ware ('07), Senior Hospital Advisor to the CEO at The James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

“The skills I learned during my time at Ohio State Marion have been invaluable in my career. From people management to dealing with difficult situations,” she said, “I have used my human behavior knowledge and skills taught in my classes to resolve complex issues and develop solutions for
real-world problems.”

About the Psychology major

Students attending Ohio State Marion can earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology. At Ohio State Marion, students have the optimal balance of the small class sizes of a liberal arts college with the quality of experience provided by a large research university. Ohio State Marion psychology faculty members are internationally recognized for their high achievements in research and their commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Psychologists are actively involved in studying and understanding mental processes, brain functions, and behavior. You will learn about topics, theories, and studies that highlight why we behave the way we do in social settings, the keys to building lasting and satisfying relationships, the causes and treatment of psychological disorders, how we develop and flourish from childhood to adulthood, how prejudice develops and impacts us, and how our brains impact our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. These skills provide the foundation to be successful in many different occupations.

Many Psychology graduates (about 45%) go on to graduate school, pursuing graduate degrees in: Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, and Business, among others. However, you do not have to obtain a graduate degree to be successful in the field of Psychology. The majority of Psychology graduates go directly into the workforce. The field of psychology is a broad one, and there are many career paths for new grads. People with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology are employed in 92 different occupation categories. Psychologists apply their skills and knowledge in many different areas, including healthcare, human services, education, and law.

Related fields: Business, Education, Social Work, Engineering/Computer Science, Law, Medicine