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Psychology (BS)
Accelerated Program

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

Emphasizing critical thinking and reasoning, and quantitative research methods and writing, this program goes beyond the classroom with 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.)

The BS degree differs from the BA in that it requires two additional lab courses and advanced statistical training, providing a greater depth of knowledge in the biological and neuroscientific aspects of psychology that are increasingly important for bother research and clinical practice. The advanced statistical training further prepares students for careers and graduate training involving psychological research, clinical research and legal policy research.

Degree Offered

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

Location
West, Campus Not Found, Online

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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

Students are prepared for careers 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
  • developmental
  • environmental
  • experimental
  • 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
Counseling Psychologists 19.6%$68,900
Counselors, All Other11%$44,830
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 19.1%$76,950
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
School Psychologists 19.6%$68,900
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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