Students in class

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

Academics + Experience = Opportunities

Complement academic preparation with experiential learning, creating more opportunities after graduation. Talk to an academic advisor and a career coach about making the most of your time at Nebraska.


Four-year success plan
What to do each year


Major requirements and courses


Printable summary
With sample four-year schedule

Transferrable Career Skills

  • Understand human interactions and behaviors in multiple environments
  • Evaluate human behavior and explain social phenomena
  • Conduct and present research to large and small groups
  • Develop a strong awareness of self and others
  • Offer empathetic, sensitive, and patient interactions with others
  • Communicate clearly using different forms of writing to and for a variety of different audiences
  • Confidently navigate complex, ambiguous projects and environments
  • Define problems and identifying causes
  • Listen actively and facilitate individual and group communication
  • Understand and utilize a variety of research methodologies


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 in psychology, such as:

  • Interning with Friendship Home as a Women’s Advocate
  • Learn more about internships
  • Researching the neuroscience of decision-making and traumatic brain injury
  • Learn more about undergraduate research
  • Joining the Undergraduate Psychology Organization
  • Learn more about getting involved in student organizations


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).

Examples of Alumni Careers

  • 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 Corp.
  • Reporter, Chicago Tribune
  • Volunteer Coordinator, Hospice Community Care
  • Youth Specialist, CEDARS

Examples of Graduate Schools Attended by Alumni

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Michigan State University
  • Master's Degree, Counseling Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Master's Degree, Social Work, University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • Master's Degree, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Emporia State University
  • Master's Degree, School Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Medical Doctor, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Nebraska College of Law
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Master's Degree, Higher Education Administration, Iowa State University
  • Master's Degree, Art Therapy, Notre Dame de Namur
Kailey Wilcox

“The class that has been my favorite so far is PSYC350. This class really opened my eyes to the fascinating world of research and made me feel more prepared for my future career in the field of psychology!”

Kailey Wilcox

Psychology at Nebraska

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