Social and behavioral sciences

Create your path to making a difference through human behavior

Why study social and behavioral sciences?

Social and behavioral science degrees provide students an understanding of how to analyze human behavior and relationships. Disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences include behavioral health, psychology, social work, special education, family and human development and more. There are a range of career options for graduates with behavioral and social science degrees. These include positions in education, health services, human resources, social services and law enforcement.

Our complete list of social and behavioral science degrees

Arizona State University offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in social and behavioral sciences. These programs run the gamut from behavioral health and psychology to autism spectrum and substance-use disorders. You’ll gain the expertise to pursue a career you’re passionate about in public administration, market research, social services and more. Browse our social and behavioral science programs, offered 100% online.

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What can I do with a behavioral or social science degree?

Social and behavioral professional skills

  • Critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Emotional intelligence.
  • Language and communication.
  • Project and time management.
  • Research and analytical skills.
  • Social perceptiveness.

Social and behavioral science jobs

  • Behavioral health technician.
  • Human resources specialist.
  • Postsecondary teacher.
  • Psychologist.
  • Social worker.
  • Sociologist.

Earn your degree from professionals in social and 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. The university assumes fundamental responsibility for the social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves, which aligns with the core competencies taught in the social and behavioral sciences. From enrollment to graduation, ASU empowers students with innovative tools and support so they 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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