Social science alumni
Bluffton social science graduates have taken many different career paths. Many alumni
continue to graduate school, including programs at The Ohio State University, Cleveland
State, Xavier, University of Indianapolis, Bowling Green State University, Wright
State, Ohio University, Elmhurst College and Argosy University.
Many of our students choose to enter the job field after undergraduate studies and find interesting careers. Some directly related to their field include working as a residential specialist in a half-way house for mentally ill adults or lay counseling as a pastoral assistant. Other students find careers outside their field.
What some of our graduates are doing:
Megan Croyle, ’17
Accepted to a master’s degree program in clinical mental health counseling at Ashland University
Sam Miller-Eshleman ’16
A doctoral student in the PsyD program at Xavier University
Carly Schweier '16
Accepted to Psy.D. program in clinical psychology at Wright State University
Michaela Ionita '16
Double major in psychology and business
Accepted to a full-time, paid internship in human resources in Findlay
Marissa Radigan '16
Accepted to a master's degree program in college student personnel/higher education administration at Ohio University
Kara Marang '14
Accepted to a Ph.D. program in cognitive psychology at Colorado State University
Dr. Nathan Bidlack '04
Clinical psychologist,Director of Veterans Transition and Empowerment Center, Chillicothe, Ohio
Criminal justice, psychology majors
Issues such as multiple deployments, prevalence of physical pain and the number of suicides in the military are added challenges in his job, "but we have a lot of people making great strides," Bidlack says. "I'm doing what I love to do."
Dr. Andrew Bixler '02
Psychologist, Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility, Massillon, Ohio
Finding the right major proved elusive for Bixler. He wasn't inspired by his first choice but, through the general education program, "stumbled into" psychology readings he enjoyed in an Introduction to Social Science class.