Social and Behavioral Sciences (BS)
Accelerated Program

A variety of principles ingrained into psychological and social principles dramatically impact how we behave in social structures. The Social and Behavioral Sciences, BS program at ASU’s West campus provides a statistical foundation to understand how these principles interact, training our graduates to become highly successful social advocates.

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers a BS in social and behavioral sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science at ASU's West campus.

The social and behavioral sciences curriculum provides an understanding of assumptions underlying the social and behavioral sciences; enables students to develop research skills necessary for analysis of complex social issues; offers a flexible program tailored to the career goals of the individual student; and offers individual and group experiences in working with faculty on concrete intellectual and policy issues.

The core courses provide students a background suitable to helping them better understand psychological and social principles related to the behavior of individuals across multiple social contexts and institutions (e.g., community, culture, family and society). The BS degree differs from the BA degree in that it requires an additional statistics course.

Degree Offered

Social and Behavioral Sciences (BS)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of


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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career Outlook

The interdisciplinary degree is an excellent option that matches the individual's interests and fulfills many employers' expectations of a bachelor's degree, namely that it should expose the student to a variety of outlooks and challenges.

Such a degree will be competitive in most situations in which the disciplinary social and behavioral degrees are accepted, and it is advantageous when seeking entry to broad professional programs such as regional planning or urban studies.

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 and Human Service Assistants 11.4%$29,790
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other8.2%$41,420
Compliance Managers 3.9%$105,060
Social Science Research Assistants5.6%$39,460
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists3.6%$49,060
Social and Community Service Managers9.5%$62,740

* 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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