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.
Next start date: 06/29/2022
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.
Does my BS in psychology say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
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 230: Introduction to Statistics (CS)
PSY 290: Research Methods (L or SG)
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:
Bachelor of Science in psychology admission requirements
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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