Student studying near Peace Garden.Individuals with a bachelor's degree in psychology have the flexibility to pursue various types of careers, whether they may involve working immediately after college or moving on to post-baccalaureate work.

What you can do with a degree in Psychology

  • Advertising executive
  • Data analysis
  • Health services
  • Mental health counselor
  • Occupational therapist
  • Police officer
  • Public relations
  • Special education
  • Wilderness therapy counselor/field instructor

Learn more about careers in Psychology (PDF)

Post Graduate Degree Options

A number of students major in psychology with the intent to become a clinical practitioner. Here are some local options.

Four Corners Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree Program

From the program bulletin: Located in Durango, Colorado, the Four Corners Distance Education MSW Degree Program is a unique partnership among the State of Colorado Department of Human Services, Pueblo Community College and many other Four Corners agencies. Since 2002, this innovative program has met a need for graduate level MSW education in the rural and tribal communities of the Four Corners area. The courses offered during the academic year are taught using a variety of technologies: summer intensive courses taught on-site in the Four Corners region, classes simulcast and broadcast from Denver using Interactive TV (ITV) and online and hybrid courses using web-based technology. Both GSSW faculty and local adjunct faculty teach the on-site classes. Students and instructors have online access to the University of Denver Penrose Library. A full-time Durango-based faculty member serves as site director and offers a local presence, coordinating all aspects of the program. Coordination with a Denver-based Distance Education Director ensures that all aspects of the program are integrated between the University of Denver campus and the on-site Four Corners program.

For more information, click here.

Fort Lewis College also has a special cooperative program under which Psychology undergraduates can apply to substitute the first year of the Four Corners MSW program for their FLC senior undergraduate year of coursework. Click here for more information.

Master of Arts in Community Counseling at Adams State College

From the program brochure: The Master of Arts degree is a 60 credit-hour (semester) program, which is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). This program prepares students for careers as professional counselors. The didactic and experiential courses in the Community Counseling track fulfill the education requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado.

For more information, you may visit the program website here.