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Let curiosity move you to study psychology!


When you major in psychology at Nebraska, you will explore and study behavior and psychological function in humans and animals along with the individual, social and biological factors that lead to normal and abnormal behavior.


  • Clinical Sciences and Human Service
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychological Science


In the College of Arts and Sciences, we know experience is valuable and goes beyond the classroom. We strive to help you connect your academics with research, internships, education abroad, service learning and leadership experiences. Take advantage of opportunities in psychology such as:

  • Studying abroad in a country of interest
  • Joining the Undergraduate Psychology Organization
  • Interning with Friendship Home as a Women’s Advocate
  • Researching the neuroscience of decision-making and traumatic brain injury
  • Volunteering with CEDARS Youth Services


With a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of Arts and Sciences, you are prepared for entry-level careers in human services (outreach, advocacy, case manager, crisis worker), business (management, sales, public relations, human resources, research assistant), government (parole officer, employment specialist, foreign service officer, child protection worker), and education (teaching assistant, community health educator, college recruiter, after-school program coordinator). Here are examples of recent graduates’ employment:

  • Behavioral Health Technician / BOYS TOWN
  • Corrections Unit Caseworker / NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
  • Director of Talent Sourcing / GALLUP
  • Enrollment Counselor / MOUNT MARY COLLEGE
  • Foster Care Family Support Services / LARIMER CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH
  • Neurobiology Research Assistant / BOYS TOWN NATIONAL RESEARCH HOSPITAL
  • Professional Services Consultant / CERNER CORPORATION
  • Reporter / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
  • Volunteer Coordinator / HOSPICE COMMUNITY CARE
  • Youth Specialist / CEDARS