New College’s Psychology, BA degree 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 degree focuses on a social science perspective for psychology.
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, law, business and economics.
This 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. (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.
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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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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.
A degree in psychology prepares students for a career in:
- government (sales and marketing, human resources management)
- 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 program fields in psychology:
- clinical and counseling
- cognitive neuroscience
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||23.2%|
|Social Workers, All Other||8.3%||$61,980|
|Counselors, All Other||14.3%||$43,370|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||23.4%||$48,790|
|Healthcare Social Workers||20.1%||$54,870|
|Mental Health Counselors||23.1%|
|Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists||10.5%||$97,740|
|Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists||5.7%||$51,410|
|Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||15.1%||$73,770|
|Social and Community Service Managers||18%||$64,100|
|Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary||9.9%||$64,370|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||14.2%||$44,380|
|Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers||19.3%||$43,250|
* 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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