Online Exploratory Social and Behavioral Sciences

Are you interested in understanding the human experience, but aren’t sure which major to choose yet? Consider starting in the social and behavioral sciences exploratory track. Take courses that allow you to hone in on your interests and select the perfect major.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 01/09/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 15

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 45

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What are exploratory studies?

Exploratory studies allow you to discover your passions before declaring a major. After choosing a topic area, you’ll take courses that focus on your interests and cover general education requirements. This ensures you stay on track for graduation while you explore.

As you take courses and refine your interests, you’ll work with your academic advisor to select a major. Your advisor is knowledgeable about a range of majors within your track and can help you narrow down options. You’ll transition to your degree program equipped with defined career interests and confident you found your right fit.

While you can declare a major at any time, you’re eligible to remain in the exploratory program until you reach 45 credit hours. As an exploratory student, you can also switch between tracks based on your evolving interests. Either way, you’ll be prepared to jump into your degree program on a timely path to graduation. In addition to the social and behavioral sciences track, you can also select:

Is the social and behavioral sciences track right for me?

 

If you’re interested in human-focused careers, the social and behavioral sciences track may be an ideal choice. Majors in this topic area focus on understanding human behaviors and relationships. In this track, you’ll learn about many facets of social and behavioral sciences, such as: 

  • Cultural influence on politics, history and human development.
  • Factors that drive human behavior.
  • Human interactions with individuals and institutions.
  • The relation between emotions and decision-making processes. 

While your specific career path is dependent on your major, fields related to social and behavioral sciences include teaching, psychology, law,  journalism, politics, social work, business and more.

Social and behavioral sciences track courses

Courses you’ll take run the gamut of topics, including social and behavioral sciences, English, math and other general electives. You’ll also take a series of career and major exploration courses designed to teach you about yourself and define your career interests. Courses you may take include:


UNI 150: Major and Career Exploration


UNI 250: Choosing a Major


UNI 270: Career Direction for a Successful Future


Learn from the same award-winning experts who teach on campus

Our award-winning faculty are accomplished across industries and locations around the world. They include researchers, authors, artists and more. No matter where you study, you’ll take courses from the same faculty who teach on campus. Learn side-by-side with faculty dedicated to your success as you participate in research opportunities and attend virtual office hours. 

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Learn from the same award-winning experts who teach on campus

Our award-winning faculty are accomplished across industries and locations around the world. They include researchers, authors, artists and more. No matter where you study, you’ll take courses from the same faculty who teach on campus. Learn side-by-side with faculty dedicated to your success as you participate in research opportunities and attend virtual office hours. 

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Social and behavioral sciences track admission requirements

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.

Study at one of the top-ranked universities in the nation

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.

#1


in innovation for 8 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top 10%


best global universities.

80%


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

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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