Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Student Opportunities & Careers

Scholarships

There are two scholarships available for Psychology majors:

  • Rick Hildreth Counseling & Psychology Scholarship
  • Dr. John Dunn Memorial Scholarship

For more information about scholarships, visit the Scholarship Webpage.

Psychology Club

The Psychological Sciences program is working on re-establishing a Psychology Club on campus. For more information about goals and activities visit the page for the Psychology Club. Members of the club meet twice a month and participate in many activities.

Professional Organizations

As a Psychological Sciences major, you will be able to become a student member of any of the professional organizations serving psychologists. Some of the national organizations you may wish to join include:

Although Nebraska is officially part of the Midwestern region, in many cases the conference for the Rocky Mountain region is closer for students and faculty to attend. Department members and students presented in 2007 and 2008. Some of these organizations include:

Careers in Psychological Sciences

Employment opportunities for people with graduate degrees in Psychology are expected to grow approximately 20 percent by 2024. For more information about psychological sciences jobs and about the career outlook for psychologists, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), “an undergraduate degree remains excellent preparation for continued graduate work in psychology or for another field, such as business, medicine, or computer science.”

Career settings can include:

  • Academic Institutions
  • Research Centers
  • Mental Health Care
  • Industry
  • Community Services

Emerging areas of focus are on the integration of Psychology with other disciplines, as evidenced by the growing importance of areas such as Forensic Psychology. For more detailed information about careers in Psychology, visit the online career brochure published by the APA.

Dr. Linda Walsh at the University of Northern Iowa has prepared a list of online resources for students applying to graduate school in psychology and related areas.

Dr. Marky Lloyd's Careers in Psychology page provides information about entry level (bachelor's level) jobs in psychology and related fields, and about options available with a graduate degree.

Student Testimonials - see what some of our Chadron State College Psychology majors are doing after graduation.

Internships

Psychological Sciences majors have the opportunity to complete 3 hours of internship, although more hours can count as electives. Internships help students to gain on-the-job experience in areas related to psychology. Student internships can be arranged in the Internship Office. The Internship office maintains a list of organizations currently looking for interns. In addition, they can work with you to set up an internship at a new internship site. Please contact the Internship Office to help you set up an internship.

While an internship is no longer required as part of the program, students who do not plan to attend graduate school may find it useful to explore potential human services related careers.

Please note that the Internship Office is the first step in setting up an internship. The examples below are internships that students have completed in the past, and the groups or agencies represented may not currently be looking for interns.

Some places in which Psychological Sciences students have completed internships include:

  • Correctional Institutions or Probation
  • Scottsbluff Juvenile Probation
  • Pine Ridge Job Corps Center
  • Child Care:
  • Oasis Counseling (Private provider in Norfolk, NE)
  • CASA of Natrona County (WY)
  • Crestview Care Center
  • Nelson Physical Activity Center
  • Wyoming Department of Families and Children
  • Chrysalis House (counseling/group home in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming)
  • Rape and Domestic Violence agency in North Platte, NE
  • Hay Springs Pharmacy
  • Chadron High School
  • CSC Residence Life
  • Apria Health Care
  • Affiliates in Psychology (North Platte agency)