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The Psychology, BS program offered at ASU’s West campus utilizes unique undergraduate research opportunities to study human behavior, neuroscience, brain function, memory, behavior analysis, and much more. Students can use motion tracking technology to study non-verbal cues when lying, eye-tracking technology to understand emotions, research human behavior during courtroom testimony, or a variety of other hands-on research opportunities. Psychology graduates find careers in government organizations, social services, and as mental health professionals.
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers a BS in psychology in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the West campus of Arizona State University.
Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior. This diverse field includes mental health and counseling as well as child development, neuroscience and brain function, memory and decision-making, behavior analysis, statistics, and more. It also crosses into other disciplines such as medicine, the law, business and economics.
This psychology program --- which emphasizes critical thinking and reasoning, quantitative research methods and writing --- goes beyond the classroom with practical experiences through internships, service-learning and faculty-supervised research. (Note: Some opportunities are not available to students enrolled in the degree offered through ASU Online.)
The BS degree differs from the BA degree in that it requires two additional lab courses and advanced statistical training. The Bachelor of Science degree program will provide a greater depth of knowledge in the biological and neuroscientific aspects of psychology that are becoming increasingly important both for research and clinical practice. In addition, the advanced statistical training will further prepare students for careers and graduate training involving psychological research, clinical research and legal policy research.
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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Students are prepared for careers in:
The degree also provides an excellent foundation for graduate study in fields such as public administration, law, family studies, communication and the various graduate programs in psychology:
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors||22.3%||$39,270|
|Social Workers, All Other||3.8%||$59,100|
|Counselors, All Other||11%||$44,830|
|Investment Fund Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||14.8%||$48,040|
|Healthcare Social Workers||19.3%||$51,930|
|Mental Health Counselors||19.6%||$40,850|
|Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists||9.8%||$92,110|
|Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists||3.6%||$49,060|
|Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||15.8%||$68,690|
|Regulatory Affairs Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Social and Community Service Managers||9.5%||$62,740|
|Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary||13.9%||$62,440|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||6.2%||$42,120|
|Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers||18.9%||$41,380|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).