Prepare for a career that focuses on human or health services. As our faculty and students study human behavior and mental processes, they improve the health and well-being of people across North Carolina and beyond. Psychologists provide health services in clinics, hospitals, schools or in the private sector. In diverse settings, psychologists provide training, evaluation and research for industry, business, nonprofit and government organizations.
Undergraduate study of psychology can lead you into such fields as counseling, social work, education, management, human relations or the legal system. And the foundation you’ll build with an undergraduate degree will set you up to succeed in such graduate areas of study as clinical or health psychology, school psychology, or industrial and organizational psychology.
Careers in Psychology Meet a Psychology Alum
Alum Seeks Optimal Outcomes for Children with Autism
Meet alum Kevin Pelphrey (Psychology ’96), the Harris Professor at Yale University and director of Yale’s Center for Developmental Neuroscience.
Pelphrey is the principal investigator on a five-year, $15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health that is investigating why autism is more prevalent in boys than in girls. His grant is one of the largest awards the NIH has ever given for autism research.
Psychology has been taught at NC State since 1915.
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Study Offers Hope, Sheds Light on How Vets Respond to Trauma
Research from NC State psychologists finds that veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can also experience "post-traumatic growth" — such as an increased appreciation of life, awareness of new possibilities and enhanced inner strength.