Undergraduate Major Details

Psychology

What Can I Do With This Major?

About this major

The Psychology major is in the College of Letters and Science.

A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:

Internships

The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.

Internship Sponsors
Asian American Center on Disparities Research
Asociacion para la Prevencion, Reinsercion y Atencion de la Mujer Prostituida
BIS Shrapnel
Capital Pharmacy Inc
Cesar Chavez Elementary School
Child Family Health International
CommuniCare Health Centers
Communities and Health Professionals Together
Davis Joint Unified School District
Davis Senior High School
Eagle Drug Pharmacy
Fred T. Korematsu Elementary School
Fundacion Balia por la Infancia
Genentech
Harper Junior High School
Health Education Council
Hedge Trackers
International House, Davis
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Katz and Klein Inc.
Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School
MIND Research Institute
Morgan Stanley
North Davis Elementary School
Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Pacific Urgent Care
Patwin Elementary School
Paul Hom Asian Clinic
Rite Aid Pharmacy
Robert E. Willett Elementary School
Rosemont High School
Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
Siskiyou County Office of Education
Solano Sports Physical Therapy
St James Children's Library
Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary
Sutter Medical Center Sacramento
Sutter Memorial Hospital
UC Davis Asian American Center on Disparities Research
UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain
UC Davis Center for Public Policy Research
UC Davis Clinica Tepati
UC Davis Department of Psychology
UC Davis Developmental Research Center
UC Davis Human Development and Family Studies
UC Davis IDeA Lab (Imaging of Dementia and Aging)
UC Davis MARBLES Study
UC Davis MIND Institute
UC Davis Picnic Day
UC Davis Self and Social Identity Lab
UC Davis Services For International Students and Scholars
UC Davis Social Neuroscience and Affective Processes Lab
UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services
UC Davis Student Recruitment and Retention Center
UCDHS Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program
UCDMC Accelerated Access Unit
UCDMC Alzheimer's Center
UCDMC Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
UCDMC Cardio Thoracic Step Down
UCDMC Cardiology Davis Tower 6
UCDMC Cast Room
UCDMC Child Life
UCDMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
UCDMC Emergency Room
UCDMC Hand Therapy
UCDMC MICU
UCDMC MSICU
UCDMC Occupational Therapy Acute Care
UCDMC Occupational Therapy Inpatient
UCDMC Occupational Therapy Outpatient
UCDMC Operating Room
UCDMC Pediatric Emergency Room
UCDMC Pediatric General Clinic
UCDMC Pediatric Specialty Clinic
UCDMC Physical Therapy Inpatient
UCDMC Physical Therapy Outpatient
UCDMC Radiology CAT SCAN
UCDMC Radiology Emergency Room and Davis Tower X-Ray
UCDMC SICU
UCDMC Speech Therapy
UCDMC Urgent Care
University of Sydney Brain and Mind Research Institute
US Department of Education - ODS ISU
Vietnamese Cancer Awareness Research and Education Society (VN CARES)
Will C Wood Middle School
Yolo Adult Day Health Center
Yolo County Health Department
Yolo County WIC Program

Graduating Class Demographics

The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.

Year Graduating Class Completed First Destination Survey Response Rate
2013-14 709 137 19.3%

Post-Graduation Endeavor

Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.

Year Employed* Seeking Employment Attending Graduate School Other+
2013-14 34.4% 34.4% 23.7% 7.6%
2014-15 40.0% 38.1% 15.2% 6.7%
* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.

Employment

Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.

Companies Position
A Startup Software Engineer
Academy of Art University Administrative Assistant
Boersch Shapiro, LLP Legal Assistant
Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) Behavioral Therapist
Central Valley Autism Project Behavioral Interventionist
CEP America Medical Scribe
Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento Residential Counselor
City of Davis Volunteer Coordinator
Community Psychiatry Administrative Assistant
Davis Diamonds Gymnastics Program Director
Davis Joint Unified School District Instructional Aide
Delphi Academy of Florida Elementary School Teacher
East Bay Asian Local Development Corp Mentor
Ed Support Services Behavioral Therapist
Fun Language International ESL Teaching
Galileo Innovation Camps for Kids Outreach Specialist
Infant Learning Company Editor/Video Editor/Graphic Designer
La Maestra Community Health Centers Patient Care Coordinator
Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District Substitute Teacher
Nursing Home Concierge
Oracle Corp Account Associate
Pacific Autism Center for Education Instructional Aide
Salvation Army Day Camp Assistant Director
Savon Pharmacy Pharmacy Technician
Student Academic Success Center Tutor
Summer House Inc Paraprofessional
Tandem Properties, Inc. Office Manager
Target Corporation Pharmacy Technician
The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute Project Assistant
Trinity Mother Frances Health System ECC Scribe
Tumi Associate Manager
United States Army Lieutenant
United States Navy Hospital Corpsman
University of California, Davis Event Coordinator
University of California, Davis Junior Specialist
University of California, San Francisco Administrative Assistant
Valle Makoff LLP Administrative Assistant
Woodland Summer House Manager

Salary Summary Statistics

The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.

Year Mean Median Minimum Maximum 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
2013-14 $26,805 $24,978 $13,812 $43,680 $22,880 $31,800
2014-15 $40,779 $36,984 $9,620 $156,000 $24,960 $45,760