Psychology Career Success

The Psychology major at Champlain has been designed to be diverse, practical, and applicable to a wide spectrum of professional fields such as:

  • Counseling and therapy
  • Clinical psychology
  • Sports and coaching 
  • Forensic psychology
  • Guidance
  • Child development and psychology
  • Teaching
  • Military and law enforcement
  • Human resources and various positions in business

A degree in psychology is always relevant—take it into any business or field involving people and you will be a valuable team member!

Psychology majors graduate from Champlain with an extensive education, real-world experience, and a résumé that helps them stand out in a field of applicants.

Champlain College Psychology Class of 2018

We love finding out what our recent grads are up to.

94% of students who graduated from this major in 2018 are either employed or continuing their education just six months after graduation. Here are a few of the positions accepted by Class of 2018 Psychology graduates:

  • Chittenden County Court Diversion // Lead Case Manager and Office Supervisor // Burlington, VT 
  • Northwestern Counseling and Support Services // Family Support Specialist // St. Albans, VT  
  • Rutland Regional Medical Center // Psychiatric Technician // Rutland, VT
  • University of New Mexico // IRB Coordinator // Albuquerque, NM
  • Vermont Psychological Association // Mental Health Recovery Specialist // Montpelier, VT 

Champlain Psychology Graduates Are Ready.

In addition to the extensive career-focused programs and support offered College-wide, each of Champlain's majors features learning opportunities and programs that help our students create highly marketable résumé.

Highlights include:

  • All members of the Psychology faculty are professionals in their field, which is an essential factor in our students getting the most cutting-edge and applied psychology education possible.
  • Psychology majors work closely with upper-level Psychology students in a peer-mentoring system to help explore career options. 
  • As an upper-level student, Psychology students take a highly disciplined approach to creating a customized psychology curriculum around their career goals.
  • Psychology majors have wonderful and varied internship opportunities which include professional and/or research positions.

Champlain College Class of 2018 Joins the Workforce

Champlain's Career Collaborative team surveys alumni six months after graduation to find out how job searches are going. The college-wide results below are based on an outstanding 89% response rate—significantly higher than most post-graduation college surveys.

  • 94% are either employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating.
  • 91% of the graduates who are employed indicated that their jobs are related to their career goals.
  • 92% also indicated that they had completed one or more internships or other experiential learning opportunities before graduation.

The Results are Clear

Our graduates are thriving; their Champlain education prepared them with real-world experience that sets them apart in their field.