A career in a psychology-related field is all about helping people.

Our Psychology major will provide you with a strong foundation in human behavior and how our brains process the world. With continued education, you’ll have the opportunity to help families along with those dealing with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and other mental health struggles in clinical settings, private practice, or in schools.

Having a background in psychology can also provide opportunities to work as an educator, school guidance counselor, or social worker.

Career Highlights



of job growth is projected for psychologists between 2021-2031 (as fast as average)

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

of people working with a Psychology degree have an advanced degree

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Elmira College Psychology graduates have been able to serve the public through many different organizations, and have even become valued leaders in business:

  • Greater Southern Tier BOCES
  • Family Service Society
  • Family Services of Chemung County
  • Pyramid Healthcare
  • Carbon Monroe Pike MH DS
  • Northern Tier Counseling
  • Elderwood at Waverly
  • SUNY Broome
  • Elmira City School District
  • SKIP of NY
  • Arnot Health
  • Kellogg Company
  • Lebanon Seaboard
  • PepsiCo
  • Land O'Lakes
  • Post Foods
  • Corning Incorporated
  • ABB
  • Adtranz

Our alumni have applied their skills in pivotal roles such as psychiatric case manager, social worker, assistant counselor, supports coordinator, career education resource specialist, operations supervisor, New York regional plant manager, human resources manager, director – labor and employee relations, marketing communications manager, APEX instructor, special education social worker, service coordinator/family advisor, mental health therapist, and school-based mental health consultant.


The Office of Career Services can help you put your EC degree to work!


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