Psychology (BA)
Accelerated Program

New College’s Psychology, BA program gives students an opportunity to engage in innovative research, integrating the knowledge of our expert faculty with cutting-edge technology to better understand human behavior and neuroscience. The BA program focuses on a social science perspective for psychology compared to a statistical perspective in the BS program.

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers a BA in psychology in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU's West campus.

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 over into other disciplines such as medicine, the law, business and economics.

The psychology program --- which emphasizes critical thinking and reasoning, quantitative research methods and writing --- goes beyond the classroom, adding 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.)

Graduates are prepared for graduate programs in psychology or other areas as well as professional employment.

Degree Offered

Psychology (BA)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of

Location
Campus Not Found, West, Online

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Subplans

Online

Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

Financial Aid
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Career Outlook

A degree in psychology will prepare students for a career in:

  • government (sales and marketing, human resources management)
  • industry
  • mental health professions (youth counselor, substance abuse counselor)
  • social services (high school psychology teacher, occupational analyst)

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:

  • clinical and counseling
  • cognitive neuroscience
  • developmental
  • environmental
  • experimental
  • health
  • legal
  • physiological
  • social

Example Careers

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:


Career*growth*median salary
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 22.3%$39,270
Social Workers, All Other3.8%$59,100
Compliance Managers 3.9%$105,060
Counseling Psychologists 19.6%$68,900
Counselors, All Other11%$44,830
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 19.1%$76,950
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 Specialists3.6%$49,060
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 15.8%$68,690
Regulatory Affairs Managers 3.9%$105,060
School Psychologists 19.6%$68,900
Security Managers 3.9%$105,060
Social and Community Service Managers9.5%$62,740
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 13.9%$62,440
Child, Family, and School Social Workers6.2%$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).

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