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Students frequently have questions about the psychology major that are not addressed in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog ("The Catalog"). The information provided in this handout addresses some of the more frequently asked questions about an undergraduate major in the behavioral sciences. This should not be viewed as a replacement to The Catalog; please continue to refer to The Catalog for important information about your degree.
A degree in psychology or sociology will prepare you for work in a variety of disciplines. Behavioral science majors learn how people perceive, think, and behave. While a majority of behavioral science majors at Northwest want to work as counselors or go on to graduate school to earn a masters degree or doctorate, others will work in the criminal justice system, or as teachers, engineers, business or personnel managers, physician assistants, radiologists, nurses, environmental psychologists, and lawyers. Job performance in each of these professions is facilitated by the ability to explain, predict, and modify behavior and requires good listening and communication skills, all of which you will acquire as a behavioral science major at Northwest.