What You'll Learn

As a Psychology major at Columbia College you will learn why people act, think, and feel the ways they do. Psychology is a science focused on answering our interpersonal questions. While at Columbia College, you will learn about yourself and others in ways that promote personal growth and greater effectiveness in communication.

Our graduates develop a better understanding of effective leadership, interpersonal skills, and group dynamics that provide them with a distinct professional advantage.

Career Opportunities

Many careers in Psychology require an advanced degree. Our undergraduate degree fully prepares students to enter a variety of entry level psychology careers or pursue a graduate degree. Recent graduates have gone on to attend a number of programs and careers including:

Recent Graduate Work

Rehabilitation Counseling (M.A.) – USC School of Medicine

Counseling (M.A.) – Argosy University Atlanta

Marriage and Family Counseling (MMFT) – Converse College

Counseling (M.A.) – Webster University

Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.P.) – University of South Carolina

MSW – University of South Carolina

Nursing – University of South Carolina

Humanities and Social Thought (MA) – New York University

Higher Education and Student Affairs (M.Ed.) – University of South Carolina

Counseling (MA) – Trinity Washington University (DC)

Counseling (M.A.) –South University

Professional Counseling (M.A.) – South University

Human Development and Family Studies (Ph.D.), Penn State

Counselor Education (Ed.S.) – University of South Carolina

Nursing – East Tennessee State University

School Counseling (Ed.S.) – College of William and Mary

Rehabilitation Counseling (M.A.) – USC School of Medicine

Counseling (M.A.) – UNC Charlotte

Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) – Argosy University

Forensic Psychology (M.A.) – Marymount University, Virginia

Psy.D., Argosy University Atlanta

Community Counseling (M.A.) – Clark Atlanta University

Occupational Therapy (M.H.S.) –  Medical College of Georgia (Georgia Regents University)

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.Ed.) – Winthrop University

Nursing – MUSC

MSW –  University of Denver

Public Health (M.A.) –University of Texas Health Sciences Center

Sexology (Ph.D.) – Weidner University

Psychology (M.A.) – University of the Rockies

Forensic Psychology (M.A.) – George Washington University

Mental Health Counseling (M.S.) – Nova Southeastern U (Ft. Lauderdale)

Higher Education and Student Affairs (M.Ed.) – USC

Counseling (M.A.), Wake Forest University

Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) – East Tennessee State University

Recent Alum Employment

Youth counselor, Spectrum Youth and Family Services (Burlington, VT)

Psychology Faculty, Georgia Gwinnett College

Research assistant, Obesity Research Group, USC Psychology Department (Project PATH team)

Service Coordinator, Kershaw County (SC) Board of Disabilities and Special Needs

Behavior Intervention Specialist, No Child Left Behind Behavioral Health Care

Vocational Evaluator, NC Vocational Rehabilitation (Durham, NC)

Conference Coordinator, National Development Institute

Mental Health Counselor, Greenville, SC

Credentialing Coordinator, Practice Management Group LLC

Behavioral Health Coach, BCBS SC

Member Representative, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Program Coordinator, Newberry Mental Health Clinic

Service Coordinator, Richland/Lexington Disabilities and Special Needs Board

Placement Manager, Youth Villages, Memphis, TN

Business Development Manager, goDCgo (Washington, DC)

Social Behavior Therapist, Aiken County School District 2

Trade Compliance Consultant, UPS Supply Chain Solutions

Operations Manager, Gay, Lesbian Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland

Career Coach, Columbia College  

Insurance Agent, Bankers Life and Casualty Company

The Columbia College Difference

If you meet the academic criteria, you may apply to become a member of Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology.

The Association for Mindful Psychology Students, or Psi Chi, is a student-led organization for Psychology majors and students interested in psychology that meets approximately once a month. Guest speakers, community volunteer opportunities, graduate program information, and social events are among the many activities you'll be able to enjoy as a Psychology major and member of Psi Chi.

Additional Course Options


Our Psychology degree is available in the evening and will allow you to choose from courses which best fit your schedule and create the most flexibility.