Here are some of the majors and minors available in this field of study:
Most Popular Majors
- Cognitive Science
- Applied Developmental Psychology
- Cognitive Science
Here are a few examples of areas where this exciting field of study is growing and developing.
With increasing emphasis on employing psychological principles to solve problems in the workplace, increase productivity and improve the quality of life, this field is expected to grow 13% by 2028.
Marriage and Family Therapists
Due to the increasing use of integrated care, which is the treatment of multiple problems at one time by a group of specialists that often includes marriage and family therapists, this field is projected to grow 22% by 2031.
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder and Mental Health Counselors
This field is expected to grow 22% by 2031 due to an increase in the number of people seeking addiction and mental health counseling.
Below, find examples of additional careers related to this field of study:
- Behavioral Therapist
- Clinical, Counseling and School Psychologists
- Director of Volunteer Services
- Health Educator
- Laboratory Technician
- Medical Scientist
- Opinion Survey Researcher
- Personnel Administrator
- Psychiatric Assistant
- Recreation Worker
- Social Worker
- Social and Community Service Managers
- Technical Communicator
- Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
UCLA offers many resources for deepening your knowledge in your chosen field, including hundreds of research centers, institutes and labs that encourage collaboration across disciplines. Here are a few of the many options in this area:
Brain Research Institute, UCLA
BRI is a catalyst for education, outreach and research collaborations among current and future scientists, engineers and clinicians who seek to understand the healthy and diseased brain.
Located right on campus, the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is ranked the No. 6 hospital in the nation. Students are involved at the hospital as volunteers and researchers, and the medical school faculty teaches courses in the undergraduate neuroscience program.
Fernald Child Study Center
This group is committed to investigating childhood behavior disorders, with studies that focus on social behavior, family factors, learning and achievement, and intervention strategies.
UCLA Psychology Clinic
The UCLA Psychology Clinic serves as a training and research center for psychotherapy and diagnostics. Clinic therapists treat clients with approaches validated by recent research and matched to the individual needs of the clients.