Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in psychology provides you with the ability to build foundations in human behavior, cognition and more. You’ll develop an appreciation of the theoretical and practical implications of modern psychology while focusing on math, science and statistics. Upon graduation, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a range of career options or continue your education.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 39
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What you'll learn in a Bachelor of Science in psychology
A Bachelor of Science in psychology focuses on understanding human behavior, thought processes and interactions, such as perception, cognition and interpersonal relationships. In this program, you’ll learn about neuroscience, memory, personality and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop a strong scientific foundation throughout the course of the degree.
This Bachelor of Science in psychology can lead to a variety of careers and research-related graduate opportunities. Graduates often go on to work in social services, management or human relations professions.
What’s the difference between a BA and a BS in psychology?
The Bachelor of Science in psychology is best suited for students looking to focus on math, science and statistics in their studies. This approach typically provides a greater depth of knowledge in the biological and neuroscientific aspects of psychology, which are becoming increasingly important both for research and clinical practice.
While approximately 90% of the curriculum in the Bachelor of Science in psychology and the Bachelor of Arts in psychology is the same, the BA in psychology degree provides you with courses featuring more exposure to a wide variety of psychological concepts and a focus on liberal arts. This degree is valuable to those considering a career in care and is thought of as more practice-oriented, while a Bachelor of Science focuses more on in-depth, research-oriented study.
BS in psychology courses
The Bachelor of Science in psychology’s curriculum focuses on social-behavioral sciences, including neuroscience, behavior analysis and decision-making. Research methods and statistics give you a foundation for possible clinical research paths relating to this degree. Courses also give you the opportunity to build a greater historical context for this discipline. Featured courses in this program include:
PSY 290: Research Methods (L or SG)
PSY 230: Introduction to Statistics (CS)
PSY 330: Statistical Methods (CS)
SBS 300: Careers in Psychology
What can I do with a BS in psychology?
A Bachelor of Science in psychology supports a variety of careers. Program graduates often go on to work in research-related professions. Advanced study may be required for certain positions. However, some roles in management or administration are accessible without a graduate degree. Popular career paths for undergraduates include:
How to apply
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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