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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.
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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.
A degree in psychology will prepare students for a career 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).