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.

41 programs total

Addiction and Substance-Use Related Disorders (Graduate Certificate)

Certificates

Addiction and Substance-Use Related Disorders (Graduate Certificate)


An Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Graduate Certificate)

Certificates

An Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Graduate Certificate)


Anthropology (BA)

Undergraduate

Anthropology (BA)


Applied Behavior Analysis (Graduate Certificate)

Certificates

Applied Behavior Analysis (Graduate Certificate)


Applied Prevention Science (Graduate Certificate)

Certificates

Applied Prevention Science (Graduate Certificate)


Behavioral Health (Clinical) (DBH)

Graduate

Behavioral Health (Clinical) (DBH)


Behavioral Health (Management) (DBH)

Graduate

Behavioral Health (Management) (DBH)


Communication (BS)

Undergraduate

Communication (BS)


Communication (MA)

Graduate

Communication (MA)


Community Advocacy and Social Policy (BA)

Undergraduate

Community Advocacy and Social Policy (BA)


Community Health (BS)

Undergraduate

Community Health (BS)


Curriculum and Instruction: Gifted Education (MEd)

Graduate

Curriculum and Instruction: Gifted Education (MEd)


Family & Human Development (BS)

Undergraduate

Family & Human Development (BS)


Family & Human Development (MS)

Graduate

Family & Human Development (MS)


Forensic Psychology (MS)

Graduate

Forensic Psychology (MS)


Gifted Education (Graduate Certificate)

Certificates

Gifted Education (Graduate Certificate)


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, ranking in the top 10% of the best global universities. 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.

News about behavioral and social science careers and experiences

Online psychology degree: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science?

Online psychology degree: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science?

Online Social Work & Behavioral Health Degrees

Online Social Work & Behavioral Health Degrees

Online Doctor of Behavioral Health: clinical or management?

Online Doctor of Behavioral Health: clinical or management?

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