Psychology majors aspire to help people overcome mental health challenges through a human service profession. Clinical psychology and counseling are two common careers for psychology majors.
Psychologists, therapists, and case workers are just a few of the job possibilities awaiting psychology majors. Mount Mercy graduates have been employed by organizations like Tanager Place, REM Development Center, and Lutheran Social Services.
Psychology students gain real-world experience through partnerships with local social service agencies and mental health organizations including: Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, Area Substance Abuse Council, REM Iowa, Milestones Adult Day Health Center, Mercy Medical Center, and UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospital.
Psychology majors sometimes partner with professors in collaborative research through the university’s Pathways to Scholarship program. Students also have an opportunity to present their best work at the annual Scholarship Festival. Past presentations have included topics such as autism in children, pain-related psychological factors, and positive verses negative wording.
Psychology majors often enjoy being part of the Psychology Club. The club attends conferences throughout the Midwest and provides students with opportunities to network with alumni who have built careers in psychology-related fields. The club also visits facilities such as the Mental Health Institute of Independence.