College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology

Careers and Graduate Study

Jessie Wiley at Conference Jessie Wiley, Class of 2007
Presentation at the Association for Psychological Science, May, 2007
"The psychology professors at Butler expect students to perform at a graduate level. I am in one of the nation's top counseling psychology programs at Northwestern University, and honestly the classes I am taking are easier than upper level classes at Butler! Because Butler gave me such a solid foundation of knowledge and academic skills, I am thoroughly prepared for graduate school."

By completing our program, undergraduate students prepare themselves for a variety of employment and educational opportunities. About one-third of our students attend graduate school immediately after completing our program. Another one-third enter graduate school after working for one to five years in a field related to psychology. Most of these students enter graduate programs in psychology, social work, and counseling. Some attend medical and law school. The remaining students begin careers in a wide range of fields, most of which are health care or service related (pharmaceutical companies, non-profit organizations, health care services, management, computer services, human resources, sales, education, or advertising).

Among the graduate programs our students have attended over the past few years are:

  • Arizona State University
  • Ball State University
  • Butler University
  • Clemson University
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia University
  • DePaul University
  • Florida State University
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana Univ./Purdue Univ.-Indianapolis
  • Loyola University
  • James Madison University
  • Marquette University
  • Northwestern University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Akron
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Denver
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Indianapolis
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • University of Richmond
  • University of St. Francis
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Southern Illinois
  • University of Texas
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington University-St. Louis
  • Western Michigan