Majoring in Psychology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources for Students Interested in Majoring in Psychology

*APA Guide to Careers in Psychology: Description of the field of psychology and employment opportunities for psychology majors

http://www.apa.org/careers/resources/guides/careers.aspx

*Contains links to many webpages with information on majoring in psychology

http://www.uni.edu/walsh/linda1.html

*Information on possible careers one can seek with psychology degree

http://www.onetonline.org/find/family?f=19&g=Go

http://www.eden.rutgers.edu/~rupsych/TT06.pdf

*Graduate school pathways to becoming a therapist

http://career.sa.ucsb.edu/sites/career.sa.ucsb.edu/files/docs/handouts/So%20You%20Want%20To%20Be%20A%20Therapist_1.pdf

*Information on pre-professional experiences such as internships

 http://www.learnpsychology.org/pre-professional-experience/

 

Psychology Scholarships

National Scholarships in Psychology Websites

American Psychological Association Awards: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/

 Campus Explorer List: http://www.campusexplorer.com/college-advice-tips/A96D220E/5-Unique-Psychology-Scholarships/

 Psi Chi: http://www.psichi.org/?page=awards

 Scholarships.com List: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-major/psychology-scholarships/

 

Scholarships Specific to Psychology in Selected Illinois Schools

State Schools:

EIU: http://www.eiu.edu/psych/scholarships.php

 ISU: http://psychology.illinoisstate.edu/undergrad/scholarships/

 NIU: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/giving/scholarships.shtml

 SIU: http://cola.siu.edu/psychology/undergraduate/department-opportunities/awards.php

 UIC: http://psch.uic.edu/psychology/undergraduate-studies/current-students/resources-for-majors

 WIU: www.wiu.edu/cas/psychology/scholarships.php

 Local Colleges and Universities:

Lewis: http://www.lewisu.edu/admissions/finaid/scholarships/scholarshipsavailable.htm (General list of scholarships, the Dr. John Greenwood Endowed Scholarship is specific to psychology).

St. Francis: https://www.stfrancis.edu/support-usf/scholarships/ (General list of scholarships; the Jane Engleton Snyder ’35 Scholarship, the Virginia J. Saxon Trust for Scholarships and the Frances Naal-Sczepaniak Endowed Scholarship have psychology as a preferred major).

**Be sure to contact admissions and financial aid as well as research scholarships at the specific school to which you are applying. There may be additional grants, work-study programs or scholarships available to you based on merit and/or need.

 

Specialization Fields within Psychology

Forensic Psychology: http://www.apadivisions.org/division-41/education/programs/guide.pdf

I/O Psychology: https://www.socialpsychology.org/io.htm  http://www.siop.org/studentdefault.aspx