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Psychology

What can I do with my degree?

About the program

Psychologists study the relationships between the brain and behaviour: the processes that determine how we learn to speak, create and keep memories, or respond to stress. When you study psychology, you examine the internal and external factors that influence development, cognition, perception and motivation.

Concordia’s psychology program opens many doors; specialization or honours students may choose to pursue graduate studies to work as a psychologist, therapist, or do medical research. Students majoring in Psychology can complement their studies in other fields such as business, communications or education. For the latest information on programs, visit the Department of Psychology.

Skills developed

As a student in Psychology, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills listed in below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond this field.

  • Knowledge of Statistics and Research Methodology
  • Knowledge of Human mind
  • Development and Behaviour
  • Computer Skills
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Design and Conduct Surveys
  • Observe and Evaluate Critically
  • Emotional Maturity
  • Interviewing Skills

  • Communicate ideas clearly by listening carefully and responding comprehensively
  • Read critically and write persuasively
  • Explain complex concepts and ideas to others effectively
  • Write reports and essay
  • Interact with others and build professional relationships

  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines
  • Work under pressure
  • Influence and persuade
  • Make decisions and use sound judgement

  • Delegate
  • Manage conflict
  • Give and receive feedback
  • Lead and follow
  • Negotiate

  • Observe and Interpret Data
  • Analyze and evaluate conflicting information to make a good judgement or conclusion
  • Understand complex problems and identify solutions

Potential work settings

Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study. 

  • Advertising Firms
  • Child Welfare Agencies
  • Community and Social Service Organizations
  • Consulting Firms
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Crisis Centres
  • Day Care Centres
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government Services (Federal, Provincial and Municipal)
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitals
  • Human Resource Departments
  • Insurance Companies
  • Marketing and Marketing
  • Mental Health Institutions
  • Military
  • Non-governmental Organizations
  • Placement/ Employment Agencies
  • Research Centres
  • Retail Stores
  • Schools and School Boards
  • Shelters and Residences
  • Special Need Centres
  • Youth Protection Services

Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree

Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Addiction worker
  • Child and youth worker
  • Community development worker
  • Community & social services worker
  • Crisis intervention worker
  • Drop-in community centre worker
  • Employment Advisor
  • Family service worker
  • Group home worker
  • Mental health worker
  • Rehabilitation worker
  • Women's shelter supervisor/Coordinator

  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Employee Assistance Administrator
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Event Planner
  • Fundraiser
  • Grievance Officer
  • Human Resources Worker
  • Job Analyst
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Mediator
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Sales Representative

  • Foreign Services Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Probation and parole Officer
  • Public Policy Analyst

  • Admissions Evaluator
  • Career advisor
  • Education/Training Specialist
  • Family Educator
  • Life skills instructor
  • Program/Academic advisor
  • Research Assistant/Coordinator
  • Teaching Assistant for children with special needs

Career possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Account Manager (Banking)
  • Career Counsellor
  • Clinical Counsellor
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Criminologist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Resource Professional
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
  • Market Research Consultant
  • Personnel Analyst
  • Professor
  • Psychometrician
  • Public Opinion Survey Researcher
  • Speech Language Pathologist

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.

Field of study – Government of Canada Job Bank : Find out about employment rates, wages and the types of jobs related to a specific field of study.

Search job titles or companies - LinkedIn: Search by job title or field of study. You can also find out what type of positions individuals with the same degree as you have occupied.

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

Want job search tips tailored to your goals and needs? Book an appointment with one of our Career Counsellors or Career Advisors by calling 514-848-2424, ext. 7345.*

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking  and professional associations

Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

514-848-2424, ext. 3921 / 7345
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Locations

Sir George Williams Campus
Room H-745

Loyola Campus
Room AD-103

Office hours

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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