Behavioral sciences degrees

Create your path to improving the lives of others through understanding human behavior

Why study behavioral sciences?

What intrinsic factors drive human behavior? How do emotions contribute to decision-making processes? Degrees in the behavioral sciences attempt to answer these and other questions about human behavior. If you’re interested in what makes humans tick, you can study a variety of disciplines, including behavioral health, psychology and social work, among others. Career options in the public and private sectors abound for graduates with these degrees, and can include positions in human resources, social services and more.

Our complete list of behavioral science degrees

Arizona State University offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in the behavioral sciences. You can pursue programs in fields ranging from addiction and substance-use related disorders to forensic psychology, political psychology and school psychology. Gain the technical skills necessary for a career in fields such as behavioral health, human resources, social services and more. You may also continue on to advanced studies in your field of interest. Explore our behavioral sciences programs, offered 100% online.

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What can I do with a behavioral sciences degree?

Behavioral sciences skills

  • Cross-disciplinary collaboration.
  • Empathy and cultural sensitivity.
  • Language and active listening skills.
  • Oral and written communication.
  • Project and time management.
  • Research and analysis.

Behavioral sciences jobs

  • Addiction counselor.
  • Behavioral health technician.
  • Human resources specialist.
  • Psychologist.
  • Social worker.
  • Sociologist.

Earn your degree from professionals in behavioral sciences

ASU is a leader in undergraduate and graduate program excellence and ranks among the top 60 public universities nationally by U.S. News & World Report, 2022. At ASU, we assume the fundamental responsibility for the social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve, which aligns with the core competencies taught in the behavioral sciences. From enrollment to graduation, you’ll be equipped with innovative tools and support so you can make a difference.

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Looking to learn about other programs? ASU Online offers hundreds of degrees and certificates in a variety of fields. Check out other areas of interests to find the right program for you.

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