One degree, many bright futures.

 A psychology degree from the University of Oregon opens doors to a variety of careers.

Our department prides itself on teaching undergraduates skills that make them attractive candidates for many different professions. Coursework in psychology teaches students skills in problem solving, communication, and analytical thinking. Our alumni have used their training to find success in careers across a number of different fields. Read below for alumni spotlights, and to browse a sample of the many futures a degree in psychology can provide.

Sarah Morse

Sarah Morse (class of 2014) finds top talent for the multinational technology company. Read more about how Sarah's background in psychology prepared her for this job.

Mara Tandowsky

Mara Tandowsky (class of 2014) makes a difference for women in need with her knowledge of how the brain works. She shares how her undergraduate education in psychology prepared her for this important career here.

Kylee Schaefer

Kylee Schaefer (class of 2013) works one-on-one with kids having behavioral problems at home or in school. Read more about how her coursework at the University of Oregon informs her practice.

A degree in psychology prepares you for many different professional careers. Below is a sampling of other positions our alumni have held.

Position Title


 Account manager D3 Solutions
 RecruiterMaxim Staffing
CounselorLooking Glass Youth & Family Services
Psychiatric technicianAlbertina Kerr Center
Volunteer coordinatorOregon Friends and Shelter
Treatment team memberSCAR/Jasper Mountain Center
Inventory managerHuman Movement
Life skills assistantSpriggs Middle School
 Relief workerMarion County
BuyerAVIATRAX Turnkey Aviation Solutions
Lab managerUC Davis Center for Mind and Brain 
Child managerClubSport San Ramon
Neuroscience source analystUGI Corporation
Physical therapy aideLegacy Health System
Research and counselingDiscovery Practice Management
Administrative support specialistLane Community College
Liability and coverage investigatorProgressive Insurance
Vocational managerHome Life
Special education coordinatorNorth Wasco School District
Personal agentInclusion Inc.
Behavioral support specialistFamily Human Development
Project managerOregon Social Learning Center
OwnerThe Barn Light
Therapy assistantOrganization for Research and Learning
Case managerDouglas County Mental Health
Behavioral therapistPlay Connections
Account representativeState Farm Insurance
Recruiting coordinatorCustom Decorators
Assistant women’s lacrosse coachUniversity of the District of Columbia
Occupational therapistBay Crest Village
Mental health assistantCommunity Counseling Solutions
Editorial assistantU.S. Indian Health Service
Production managerEugene Ballet Company
Site leadCity of Eugene
Event and race directorEventurous Events
 Lab coordinatorUniversity of Illinois
Analytical chemistValidation Resources LLC
 Case manager and mentorBridges Academy
 iOS developerPure Solutions Internet Marketing
Chemical dependency counselorLifeWorks Northwest
Career consultantJAC International Co.
Operations coordinatorRaycom Sports
 Resource consultantUnited Health Group
Protective servicesCounty of San Diego
Office managerWillamette Valley Psychiatric Medicine LLC
 Organization development specialistBrazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development
Research assistantOregon Social Learning Center
 Eating disorder therapistRainRock Treatment Center
Children’s ministryBeaverton Foursquare Church