- Allegheny students participate annually in the Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, where they share their research with others in a professional, conference-like setting.
- Internships allow students to apply classroom knowledge in real-world settings, providing on-the-job experience and academic credit (see Course Listing).
- Psi Chi is the national honor society in psychology. Allegheny’s chapter sponsors lectures, films, and service opportunities and collects information on careers and graduate schools.
About 35 percent of our psychology majors go directly on to graduate and professional school (about 5 percent in medicine and law), with about an 80 percent acceptance rate. About 70 percent continue their studies eventually. Recent schools include:
- Bucknell University
- Case Western Reserve U.
- Columbia University
- Louisiana State University
- Princeton University
- Rutgers University
- Syracuse University
- University of California
- University of Michigan
- University of Pennsylvania
Popular graduate school fields of study:
- Business Administration (MBA)
- Clinical Psychology
- Physiological Psychology
- Social Psychology
Popular fields with an advanced degree:
- Clinical Psychologist (private practice)
- College Professor
- Public Health Administrator
- Team researcher