Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in psychology allows you to build foundations in human behavior, cognition and more. You’ll develop an appreciation for 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.

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Next start date: 06/30/2021


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is a Bachelor of Science in psychology?

A Bachelor of Science in psychology is an undergraduate degree that 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.

The 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?

 

A Bachelor of Science in psychology is for students looking to focus on math, science and statistics. Generally speaking, this approach aligns with careers in research rather than a career as a mental health practitioner. There is some flexibility in future studies and careers.

A Bachelor of Arts in psychology provides more exposure to a wide variety of psychological concepts. This degree is valuable to those considering a career in care, while a Bachelor of Science focuses more on in-depth, research-oriented study.

What makes this program unique?

 

The Bachelor of Science in psychology is unique because it gives you access to academic and internship opportunities. Courses are taught by world-class faculty members who will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities and advanced study.

Throughout this program, you’ll also have the opportunity to complete internships and conduct volunteer field placements. You may also apply for teaching assistant positions.

BS in psychology courses

The Bachelor of Science in psychology 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:


SBS 300: Careers in Psychology


PSY 290: Research Methods (L or SG)


PSY 230: Introduction to Statistics (CS)


PSY 330: Statistical Methods (CS)


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:

Addictions Counselor


Growth: 23.2 %
Salary:

Behavioral Health Specialist


Growth: 8.3 %
Salary: $61,980

Counselor (General)


Growth: 14.3 %
Salary: $43,370

Licensed Clinical Psychologist


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Salary:

Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)


Growth: 23.4 %
Salary: $48,790

Mental Health Counselor


Growth: 23.1 %
Salary:

School Psychologist


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Social Services Director


Growth: 18.0 %
Salary: $64,100

Social Worker


Growth: 14.2 %
Salary: $44,380

Leading faculty who prioritize community involvement

As an ASU Online student, you’ll get the New College experience from the same faculty who teach our courses on campus from anywhere in the world. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds. Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more. Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

Leading faculty who prioritize community involvement

As an ASU Online student, you’ll get the New College experience from the same faculty who teach our courses on campus from anywhere in the world. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds. Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more. Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

Bachelor of Science in psychology admission requirements

I am a future
You are considered a freshman 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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

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Top 10%


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80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities. 

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