Psychology Major

The Psychology program at York College provides a supportive environment for students interested in studying human behavior and thinking. Students work closely with faculty on individual research projects spanning three semesters that teach them to make decisions based on evidence. Internships with a variety of local organizations, including schools, health care agencies, and professional research organizations, allow students to put to practice what they have learned as they prepare for a career or graduate program. Psychology is an extremely employable degree, and students at York, one of the top psychology schools in Pennsylvania, enjoy numerous career opportunities.

Careers in Psychology

Career opportunities in psychology lie in various fields including business, government and not-for-profits.

Positions include:

  • Clinician
  • Licensed Counselor
  • College Professor
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Therapeutic Support Specialist
  • Human Resources Professional


Professionalism is...


"Professionalism means holding yourself to a higher standard while at the same time helping others around you to do the same."

Lindsey Murtha,

Learn more about all things professional at York College.



Internships can be an invaluable part of your education. Psychology students can gain work experience in their field of study, as well as develop and refine future career goals. Learn more about psychology internships.


Psychology students have the opportunity to complete research with their faculty or fellow students. Learn more about psychology research.

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