Major in psychology at the University of Mary Washington, and you’ll have classes and labs with committed faculty who are authorities on aspects the human experience. Transform classroom knowledge into professional experience through research projects, internships, or even spend a semester learning applied behavioral analysis at the New England Center for Children. Meet the challenge as you prepare yourself for higher study or a career that makes a difference.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
“Knowledge Rate” describes the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities.
“Career Outcomes Rate” describes the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
Psychology Alumni (2018-2022)
Total Graduates: 524
Knowledge Rate: 82%
Career Outcome Rate: 91%
|Management & Consulting||10%|
|Waiting on Grad School||3%|
Where do our alumni land?
- American Psychological Association
- Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- New England Center for Children
- SageVest Wealth Management
- Rappahannock United Way
- Sentara Healthcare
- VCU Health Systems
- U.S. Department of State
- Compass Counseling Services
- George Mason University
- University of Mary Washington
- University of Westminster
- University of Pittsburgh
- University of Baltimore, School of Law
- Columbia University
- Arizona State University
- Wake Forest University
- Auburn University
Alumni Success Stories
UMW alumni are excited to help current students and other alumni succeed in their fields. Below are stories from alumni about their experiences at UMW and after.
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